12.11.10

Lack of inspiration - dull weather

The dull weather and some other occupations made me decide for just a one minute walk to the little park, close to where I live, Square des Batignolles (see a number of posts here and here)
I thought I could at least say “hello” to my friends, the birds.

As expected, I was rather alone… only the “boulistes” seemed to not bother about the grey and slightly rainy weather.
The benches which normally are quite occupied around noon were desperately empty.
But there were a lot of fallen leaves. The guy who was raking had a tough job!
Anyhow, I thought my park looked quite nice.

Some flowers and fruits – and a spider - were still around if you looked closely for them.


Even the moss had its beauty.
A last little rose hadn’t yet given up. It was nice to see a few buds … spring will soon be here!
In the park, there is a little alley, named after Barbara, a French singer and song writer (1930-97), an icon, who spent her first years just round the corner and who then was a frequent visitor to this little park.


I wish you a nice weekend!

48 comments:

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Might of been dull weather, but you got some great photos. Thanks Peter :-)

audrey said...

The gray day really made those autumn colors pop! Gorgeous photographs, Peter!

NIENA said...

I like the photo of a man holing his umbrella.
And your park looks nice! Colorful :)

Hanny said...

Sometimes the dull weather can be a nice change. It casts everything in a new light and let's us see things as new. Very beautiful pictures.

e said...

The weather may have been dull, but your photos are not. Fabulous. Thanks.

V Rakesh said...

Dull weather, and yet such wonderful pictures!

Do have a great weekend!

Mrs A said...

There was nothing dull there, your photos make me want to jump on the next flight to Paris, thank you Peter!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Peter, thank you for taking us on the walk with you through the park. For those of us who wish we were in Paris, there is nothing dull about your post. Have a lovely weekend.

Genie

Olivier said...

un beau final avec cet hommage a Barbara

Mystica said...

I love the birds! have a good weekend!

SusuPetal said...

November är en trött månad. Man säger adjö till ljus, värme. Man längtar efter det som har varit: sommaren, minnen, människor man har älskat. Människor, som inte längre är hos oss, men vilka vi aldrig glömmer.

Vi borde göra så som Mumin: sova hela vintern. Men det är ju inte möjligt, tyvärr.
Vila, det kan vi göra. Ta det lugnt. Njuta av att göra ingenting.

Sköt om dig, Peter.

pseudo said...

С`est divin, je pleure.

hpy said...

Plein de couleurs, ton square, malgré la grisaille. Chez nous c'est plutôt la tempête. (Je crois qu'elle commence à se calmer un peu après une nuit particulièrement agitée.)

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

So wonderfull colours and atmosphere...

Jenny Schouten Short said...

It is a gift to see color on a dull day. Thanks for taking us on your walk.

BLOGitse said...

I agree with SusuPetal.
It's good to have friends who are willing to pose and connect without any words needed. :)
Have a good weekend!

Louise said...

Wow Peter. What may have started as a lack of inspiration ended up as a beautiful and inspiring post for us all to enjoy. Beautiful shots of the autumnal glory of Paris. You may have to look a bit harder for the beauty but it's certainly there.

ixult said...

these images give a great impression, nicely done. greetings paul ixult

oli.b said...

Dear Peter, your daily blog is best of.... everytime

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour Peter!
Wow tout d'abord cette chanson est belle, très belle! :)
L'automne apporte des belles couleurs que vous avez pris ce moment si bien, ce post est magnifique!
J'ai aimé aussi le banc dans le jardin!C'est romantique!

Léia

Catherine said...

Plusieurs de tes photos pourraient à elles seules faire le sujet d'un post. Elles raconteraient une histoire.
Pas l'Histoire de Paris que tu aimes aborder, mais l'histoire du temps qui passe....

Comme celle de ces bancs qui attendent trempés le promeneur, rendez-vous manqué avec les habitants du quartier. Ils espèrent une autre saison, celle des bavardages échangés côté ombre ou côté soleil....

Flartus said...

What a charming park. I must add it to my list of sights to see. Perhaps to enjoy that simple picnic lunch I've been dreaming of, with a baguette and some good ham and cheese. And I can share the crumbs with your bird friends. :)

Picaro said...

Well, the weather might be Dull; you would expect some hurricanes in Paris wouldn't you?

But, the beauty of your photographs is inspiring.

Harriet said...

Those colors of autumn are a joy to behold. Merci.

cathyswatercolors said...

Hi PEter, No lack of inspiration here. Beautiful colorful photos.

JM said...

It might be a dull weather but the colours of the flora are awesome!

Hana said...

Vos photos sont magnifique, je les aime bien toutes, merci pour les avoir partagées. L'automne à Paris est très beau, même sous la pluie, et la voix de Barbara l'accompagne très bien! Merci encore
Hana de Prague

Shammickite said...

Paris is breathtakingly beautiful. No matter which of your posts I read, I love your pictures of the neighbourhoods of Paris. You are a lucky man to live in such a beautiful city.

Paris Paul said...

Ahh, alas and alackaday.

I wish my boring rainy days were as glorious as yours look!

joanny said...

Peter:

I found inspiration through your camera lens, all very lovely watered colored skies and vibrant fall colors, and the topper for me was Barbara, I can listen to her sing for hours, a perfect accompaniment to your beautiful photo's, set the mood for relaxing and appreciation.

have a lovely week end,
joanny

JScott said...

Still incredible photo's! I can only wonder what it looks like on a sunny day.

Starman said...

Great video. Bon weekend.

Adam said...

Nice weather for ducks indeed!

Trotter said...

The weather might be dull, but the pictures of the park make it look great!!

PS: Too busy over there?

Simony said...

Gorgeous photos, Peter! Love the colors of the park, no wonder you had to go for a walk! What a nice way to relax and think about life.
I had to laugh when you said Spring will soon be here!!! I thought it was 6 months away! Take care and thanks for the nice images!

ALAIN said...

Tu nous files le bourdon ! Temps couvert et vent d'est ici, pour une fois ce n'est guère mieux qu'a Paris.

Nyx said...

Oh my! I love these pictures! My favorite is the two ducks with one duck's head under the water and the spider web.

Over there, the dull weather still brings great pictures. Where I live, dull weather brings just dull. Not much goes on unless it stops raining and the clouds begin to go away.

Ilka von Torok said...

wonderfull colours and post!:)
thank you Peter!

Shionge said...

Yes, very very nice and beautiful and I don't mind being all alone soaking in the peacefulness too.

I wish you best of the weekend too Peter :)

Cushyco said...

The photos are beautiful and well worth taking. Good on you for going out and taking them.

Marie-Noyale said...

I would not call that a lack of inspiration !
You make the leaves looking even more beautiful than with a ray of sun.
And looking at your pictures listening to the "grande Dame brune"
is a great treat!
Thank you Peter.

Catherine said...

these autumn shota are quite stunning - a season we don't really get here so thanks for all the fallen leaves!!

sonia a. mascaro said...

Beautiful photos, Peter!
It's great to live very close at so gorgeous park! Lucky you!

sonia a. mascaro said...

Love the video! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Your most beautiful, inspiring and romantic post ever! I can't believe I was born in South America sometimes. All that heat and sunshine bother me a lot. This post describes to perfection my kind of weather. Thanks Peter. Maria O. Russell

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Nathalie said...

Merci Peter - avec retard et comme les autres je trouve que pour un billet sans inspiration tu t'en tires drôlement bien !

Merci pour le lien. J'adore Barbara.

Ash said...

Gorgeous autumn photos, Peter. Love it!