Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Last Days in Paris






I left France on the 27th of July, and so today, it seems, marks a month since my last day there. The last day was a Sunday, and Nick and I spent the afternoon on the Île de la Grande Jatte.* We walked in the rain and visited the Maison de la Peche et de la Nature, where fish ate out of our hands and we were introduced to a crayfish named Alice.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Rainbow Roses at Columbia Road Flower Market, London


I took this photograph quickly, with my phone. It didn't even occur to me, at the Flower Market this morning, to buy these roses. I have never bought a bunch of flowers for myself. I'll write something, someday, on my complicated feelings about living alongside cut flowers. I do it only when somebody has given me flowers and I find it difficult. And so it was only a few hours later, looking at this photograph, that I realised I could have bought these roses, played with them for the afternoon, taken more photographs. I may go back to buy some next weekend.