January 23, 2013

Mon Reve...

"Mon Reve (My Dream)"
Cannes, France

I would LIKE to tell you that I was saving this photograph of sunshine and warmth for a frigid day.  I would LIKE to tell you I dream of returning to the south of France for another adventure.  But I'm a realist.  There are sooo many places I would like to see in this world of ours within my lifetime and resources.  Therefore, I'm not sure I will get back to this beauty of a port.  And YES it is frigid here today in Philly (a balmy 12 degrees baby).  But in reality, I forgot I had this photo from my most recent trip and only stumbled upon it in my files because I was killing time while "James Dean" is at camera rehab.  I do have a loaner camera in the meantime.  But I'm just not feelin' the love.  Apparently I'm a realist AND a one-man camera kinda gal.  

"There are dreamers, and there are realists in this world.
You'd think the dreamers would find the dreamers, and the realists would find the realists.
But more often than not, the opposite is true.
You see, the dreamers need the realists to keep them from soaring too close to the sun.
And the realists?  Well, without the dreamers they might not ever get off the ground."

--Modern Family (dontcha just LOVE that show?)

So I would LIKE to say a big "thank you" to the Better Half for getting me off the ground...even if it is via airplane to Europe.  And I would also LIKE to say "you're welcome".  Why?  Well, for all the times I've bugged him about making sure he has sunscreen on so he doesn't get burned from that dang sun.



  1. It is so stinking cold! A lovely 1 right now here in Boston!

  2. hi Kathy! I love Modern Family!! Such a great sitcom that is so much better than most sitcoms. I don't travel much but I would love to see that boat in the south of France. I would. and ... it is 7° right now at 9:40 in the am in Utah. Yikes!!! Oh and our furnace just went out. Super! :D

  3. My husbands daughter called last night and told us how cold it was in your neck of the woods at the moment... and I thought we had it bed here.

    I love France, and we a bit closer than you are so hopefully we will get to explore more of it soon


  4. I can almost feel the warmth coming from that photo, Kathy. Almost. Cold here too -- but I guess it's still winter. :)

  5. It's been quite warm week here in Finland. Just -10celsius. We often have -30celsius in January and that's nothing... ;-)

  6. I love that quote from modern family. Must show it my husband too!

  7. Love that show and quote. Great capture!

  8. Just sat down to do a little catch up...yep, love that show! I need to send my Nicki in, but then what do I do? Oh yeah, play with the gazillion photos I have in my archives. I guess I should do it really soon, beach weather is coming up!! Realistically, if I keep shooting like I have, I probably only have a shelf life left of a year...sigh!

  9. That quote is wonderful. I just love it. And a wonderful photo as well..


  10. Love the show,my daughter introduced me to it....am addicted now! And the your image is great-makes me think of traveling South,that is an advantage of living in the center of Europe-many places are just a couple of hours away.Just to cheer you up...it is cold,grey and misty outside!!

  11. Hi Kathy,

    It is so nice to meet you. Your blog is lovely and your photos are amazing! I'm still making my way through visiting everyone from Vicki's Grow Your Blog party. I hope you will stop by to say hello.

  12. Love that... sometimes dreams don't turn out like we planned... contentment is learning to like where we are... love this shot!

  13. -3 with a wind here today. Thank you for a sunny image. Sunscreen reminder, you are a good woman. Hope JD comes home soon

  14. Fantastic quote! And I love that image. Wonderful!

    Hope James Dean comes home soon :)

  15. I could go for someplace warm about now...

  16. This was perfect for such a gloomy day today.

  17. Your photo makes me smile...it's so dang cold in Virginia, too! Yes, I love Modern Family - one of my favorite shows! I hope James Dean is back with you soon.

  18. Winter and cold is something I left years
    ago in Illinois.. I'm so done with it! Now
    I'm in the warmth of Florida where our
    winter is a balmy 70' and my bones thank
    me each day.. lovely photo.