Thursday, July 11, 2013

Parc Monceau

Painting a bowl of cherries isn't as easy as you'd think. This is my 2nd go at it...

I was riding line 2 today and decided spur of the moment to get off at Monceau. I haven't been to the park before...

Yesterday my sister wrote me,

"Have you taken off the rose-colored glasses yet?"

What do you think?
Some days life is just a bowl of cherries...


  1. carol-

    never take off your rose tinted specs.

    and when your sister is around...wear two pairs or three pairs.

    lovely post, DIANE

  2. Great photo essay, you really capture the charm of the spot.
    Love the watercolor, too.

  3. Haha! I'm totally with Diane here. Gorgeous pics - sometimes life is just a scoop of ice cream too :))

  4. Anonymous5:41 PM

    nice set of are a lucky woman to be able to experience all these wonderful things and finish it off with an ice cream!

    Norman Levy

  5. Sounds like my sister - could it be she misses you? She needs an invitation and a hug. :)

  6. Anonymous6:00 PM

    You never have to take them off!

  7. Miam miam! A cup full of cherries. And a glass more than half full!

  8. I loved your post about Parc Monceau--it so reminds me of being there a few years ago at this same time. What a lovely place! And I agree, why ever take off those glasses?!

  9. Your bowl of cherries is SUPERB..
    You're so good..try as I peony trial ..was dismal.
    Love the kidlets too..and le pont!
    Not to mention le carousel~
    In the past I have been told to never take off my rose colored glasses..
    So do keep yours on forever.
    Because sometimes..someone .. removes them..and then you go searching for them..and sometimes it can take time to locate them again.
    Yet the fit will still be perfect..once you put them on again:)
    Je veux que tu gardes tes lunettes teintées de rose!

  10. Oooooooh. One of my favorite posts ever. Beautiful perfect cherries.

  11. Beautiful park, lovely pictures, great ice cream and cherries, too! Who needs rose colored glasses?

  12. Oh,how completely beautiful!
    When skies are gray, this is the place to go.
    And! wear your rose colored glasses!
    (Like you,Carol,I don't believe that I've ever removed them!)

  13. Thank You Carol to make me relive the city I love most in the world through your pictures, the colors of your beautiful watercolors and your comments delicious and often ironic.
    I am very happy to have stumbled upon your lovely blog, thanks to an Italian Gypsy!

  14. I agree with everyone else--never take off those glasses! Loved this post of this beautiful parc. I'm sure it was even more lovely in person.

  15. Carol, those rosy glasses suit you very well. I think your cup of cherries is lovely! And Parc Monceau looks like a place to visit again. And again.


  16. Anonymous9:47 AM

    I feel like I'm there!!!!

  17. I'm floored that you'd missed Parc Monceau before this. A lovely place all seasons of the year. I like your cherries, too, cherie!

  18. Parc Monceau is a delight at any time of the year. The glasses need never come off because Paris offers a new experience and new colours every day.

  19. Life is ALWAYS a bowl of cherries in Paris!

  20. Anonymous12:07 PM

    Never take them off. Why would you? Your world and your perception of it is exactly why we read and devour your blog every day. It is the first thing I do in the morning before work. I make my coffee and a slice of toast, jump back under the covers with my 2 adorable kitties and read PARIS BREAKFASTS

  21. Love Parc Monceau and so glad you popped off the bus/Metro to make a new discovery. Not to blur the rose tint in your specs but Aimée does find a body in that elegant pillar'd former toll booth, now a WC. Have you been to the street market on rue de Levi's?

  22. Love your bowl of cherries and I found Parc Monceau charming when I discovered it. Never take those glasses off as they make your world so beautiful that you like to share it with us.

  23. What a lovely spot! Why, oh why didn't we go there? Love your cherries -- and you're right; they are very hard to do!

  24. Anonymous2:08 PM

    The last time we went to Paris, we arrived from Amsterdam at Gare du Nord at rush hour. The sunlight made the buildings glow a warm gold. The sky was an intense blue, traffic was moving slowly, girls on Vespas, skirts aswirl as they wove blissfully among the cars, the trees heavy with the green of summer. Paris is magical, rose colored glasses or not. You transport me there every day.

  25. Anonymous2:10 PM

    I loved the bowl of cherrie..that is wonderful....the park is great, the only one close would be Central Park
    The parks in Europe are treasured more than here...they gear everything down for apts or a business...

  26. Anonymous2:11 PM

    Your pictures are so beautiful anywhere you happen to be, your artist's eye is truly a gift. :) I have been told that I view France through rose colored glasses as well. I can't help my intense love for the country, I love America too but there is something about France that pulls at my heartstrings and my soul. I hope that your experience of living in France will always nourish your artistic side and make you happy.
    Happy painting :D

  27. Anonymous2:14 PM

    why take off the rose-colored glasses? enjoy!

  28. Anonymous11:10 PM

    On n'a pas besoin des lunettes en rose...Paris est la vie en rose! Pat

  29. Anonymous11:33 PM

    How wonderful. ! if only a few more people spent a little more time to really see the everyday things ! Life could be a bowl of cherries for everyone.
    I love this post.
    Enjoy your weekend , make sure you take your fan with you ;)

  30. Anonymous12:07 AM

    I just wanted to thank you for your blog. Every morning, it is the first thing I look at, to start my day happy! I am so glad your "rose-colored" glasses are still on. But really, they could be any color, as nothing can't taint Paris's beauty (or most any of France's).

    :-) Karyn

  31. Your rose coloured view is marvellous Carol, what a wonderful impromptu decision you made. I haven't made it to Parc Monceau yet, but hope to this trip. One of the reasons I love Paris is that there are so many wondrous things to see, new delights await every day.

  32. Fab painting! Hang on to those glasses!

  33. Lizzie8:47 AM

    I am actually sitting at my desk eating cherries and I have to say that your painting more than does them justice - luscious! I love receiving your blog every day, always something beautiful to look at or a quirky observation and always, always an irrepressible joie do vivre!

  34. Lizzie8:53 AM

    I meant joie DE vivre...oops!

  35. Thank you for posting these pictures. We lived close by Parc Monceau a decade ago and that was the park where my young boys used to play. Merci Bien!


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