I had brunch at my favorite restaurant on the Jardin. Felt good. All the sexy policemen paraded by on their horses just for me. Made my day.
The weather here is definitely changing. Sooner than I would have expected. Having not experienced an entire year here as yet, it's a constant surprise. The mornings have been COLD. I have wanted to turn on the fireplace, but have not done so. By 11:00 AM or so, the heat has been turned up and everything is fine again. After the sun goes down, which is currently about 7:30 pm, there is a sudden chill in the air which prompts me to turn off the fans and close the windows. Last evening I ordered a long cozy robe for the cooler evenings. I do love to be comfortable.
Today, while sitting gazing out the restaurant on to the street, it occurred to me I have reached a 'certain age'. It's the age when you look at young people on the street and wonder what their life will hold for them, for it stretches out far before them. On the other hand, when people older than myself walk by, perhaps on a cane or walking with difficulty, my mind turns to my future, and I wonder what it holds for me. The mystery of life.
Searched for good black tea today. Tea here is herbal and medicinal. Black tea, and 'good' black tea rarely exists. I found three different kinds at Bonanza today. Lipton, McCormick and something called Four O'clock which I paid the earth for. I will see which is best.
Bought oranges today. So fresh the leaves are still on them. By the time I took these photos, the leaves were a little wilted, however, sitting in the box at the store, believe me, they are fresh off the tree. I can't wait to plant my Valencia Orange tree in the back yard. Here are some photos. I was just playing around. Which background do you like best?
"Don't be afraid to go out on a limb. It's where all the fruit is." ~ Shirley MacLaine