Day 254: Something Beautiful-The Sculpture at the Garden

Something beautiful is a self-imposed initiative to find a visual feast for each day of the year.

8:30am Wednesday, September 11,2013 –
Adjusting to an ipad has been a challenge, particularly after a very long day and when recapping a day that has been packed with a week’s worth of activities. I tell you this because I had finished a post last night at 2am that somehow disappeared. and so now I am two days behind.

Back to Tuesday. Though the day started late, it began well. Our hosts provided a beautiful table of coffee, juice, croissants, baguette, and a lovely mirabelle plum and purple plum tarte. The mirabelle is a specialty of the French region of Loraine. Unusual, small dark yellow and subtle.

Today’s meals lived up to what I hoped to experience here. And I will return to that subject eventually. But, for now, the tooic is beauty. when asked the best route to take on our trek to Musee d’Orsay, our host, Jean-Pol, suggested rue de Bonaparte. The path would take us past several lovely historic sites and many beautiful and interesting shops.

We began our travels along the Jardin du Luxembourg again. Unlike Monday’s incredible storms, yesterday was sunny after a few clouds and light rain in the early morning. Happily, we were able to take our time to photograph and appreciate some of the sculpture.
The fountain at the entrance to the garden is quite spectacular. to the left of the Senate building we found a beautiful bronze tucked away and just above it an extraordinary tree. The flowers alone made this a beautiful place. Tres belle.


About vbassoc

Donna Van Bogaert is a researcher and consultant in the field of cognitive styles, health communication, and organizational communication and behavior. Her business, Van Bogaert & Associates, Inc., specializes in cognitive-based coaching, management consulting, and leadership development. When the winds are blowing her way, she travels and talks about workplace potential and creative problem solving. In another life, Donna sings jazz. For a very long time, she fronted two 18-piece big bands —All That Jazz (Madison, WI) and The Gardenia Big Band (Rockford, IL). She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where, in a third parallel universe, she leads a media branch of a national research institute. Mostly she has returned to painting, poetry, and plotting the next chapter of her life.
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