There is April in Paris and there is May Day in Paris.
If you are lucky enough to be in Paris on May 1, you will find the entire city is perfumed with lilies of the valley from the flower vendors. Buy a sprig, just because you should. The very idea is charming.
The lambent sun playing with the early green leaves captivated me, too. The photo was taken on Rue St. Antoine in the Marais.
I got an e-mail the other day, asking me to help promote the movie "Ratatouille." I'd seen the trailer a few weeks back at the theater and thought it was kind of cute: A rat named Remy seeking to become a chef in Paris. More power to him, I say, but it sounds like a lot of work.
You know how I feel about eating ratatouille. I've certainly talked about it enough. I was not sure how I felt about shilling for Disney.Pixar, however. Then I went back and re-read the e-mail and saw the contest.
Disney.Pixar is giving away a trip to Paris as it promotes "Ratatouille." I thought you might be interested in giving that a shot.
I know I will. How can you get enough of Paris?
You might also be interested in what Katie at Thyme for Cooking has to say on the whole subject, or any other subject. Maybe it's because we share a Wisconsin-influenced sense of humor, but Katie really cracks me up.
Less than three weeks now...