And So It Begins
It's that time again.. to pull up the sofa, turn down the lights and be transported by armchair to the mesmerizing landscape of France and the yearly daydream that is Le Tour de France...
Here in Australia we watch Le Tour in the quiet hours of the morning... Yesterday has only just left us.. Today is not yet begun and winter is calling us to find comfort and warmth in slumber.. but just as we practice our last channel flick before retiring.. a glimpse of Le Tour will capture us and find us lingering a bit longer.. Every year I find myself drifting into a meditative state as I watch the rhythmic cycling whiz past never-ending fields of lavender and sunflowers, or wind their way through rustic villages. My mind finds comfort in this yearly ritual, reminding me that a world of dreams is awaiting my return and that somewhere summer is alive and well and kissing the landscape with it's warmth.
Last year I had a blowout on the first leg.. yes a nasty little spill called moving house.. It was over before it begun... I'll try a little harder this year to keep up.. and like any worthy endeavour, I'll start with the end in mind ... Paris.. The location for success or defeat. Although I suspect all who make it to the finish line are successful no matter their position... These shots of Parisian rooftops are from my last trip to Paris.. 1996.. too long ago.. Time for more photo shoot fodder I think..... OK...
No More Monkey Business
on ya' bike!!
Have A Great Weekend Everyone
'may all your flatlands be dressed with lavender & sunflowers'
And to all my friends in the USA
Happy 4th July Weekend
IMAGE SOURCE & CREDITS
Rooftops of Montmartre: Original Photography & Artwork [BeingRuby©]
Monkey Image: unknown source