jardin du luxembourg

today was one of the loveliest saturdays I've ever had... sweet friends over for breakfast/furniture moving/gardening/sourdough pizza making for lunch, then off together for an afternoon adventure into town - to the jardin du luxembourg for a sunny stroll and a visit to the museé to see the exhibition of one of very very favourite artists, marc chagall... I love how the jardin is so clearly bursting with both tourtists and local parisans - all delighting in the spring warmth... we chatted as we walked, watching men play serious games of chess, and more light-hearted rounds of boules, we nursed under the swaying chesnut trees, saw children set off sailing boats, listened to a live orchestra, reuben licked his first mango sorbet and decided he liked it very much, and were mesmerised at the brilliance of the tulips. I am convinced I have never seen tulips so big, or as bright, as I have this season in Paris... 

Oh how golden to be with one's kin and kindred friends, lap up sunshine, and see a little more of this olden city while we can...