Sunday, 3 April 2011

Le Bois de Boulogne

We had gorgeous weather this Saturday, temperatures went up to a heady 23°C. In honour of this delight we went to the Bois de Boulogne to try and make the most of it. I learnt recently that it's pretty easy to get there by metro to Porte Dauphine, line 2. From there it's just a short walk to get into the Bois, admittedly crossing a few busy roads, but it's really not so bad. Once your in, you get the feeling you're in the country side, especially if you manage to edit out the distant hum of traffic. My daughter suggested brightly "I know, we just need to imagine that the hum of cars is actually the roar of a nearby river...et voila!" So that's what we did. Here's the first part of our walk before you get to the lake. The leaves are just opening and there is an intense green glow wherever you look.

Green, with extra green, and added portions of green.

The trees are still flowering. These flowers smell of honey.

Once we got to the lake we enjoyed the reflections. And more green.

Occasionally we saw a burst of pink.
If you want to feed the ducks this is the way to do it, rather than bread give them little patches of seeded grass.

And in case you get nostalgic for Paris, don't worry, you can still get your fix.


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