Endless Summer

by Linda Lee

Summer is one of my favorite seasons of the year.  The warm sunshine that warms my skin and soul makes me happier than usual.  I also think people are more cheerful and relaxed during the summer opposed to the cold winter season.  

In one year, I spent both a summer and a winter in Paris.  The summer time was the most wonderful time of the year.  People were more open and friendly.  They were not rushing to go from one place to the other like the winter times.  I enjoyed watching people riding their bicycles, the beautiful scent of flowers from the stands, the aroma of freshly baked baguettes from the bakeries, and the smell of fresh fruit from the outside markets.  It also has an irresistible feeling of romance in the air. Even during the winter it is just as romantic if you have someone special to share the special time of the year with.  I especially enjoyed sitting at my favorite cafes watching people pass by.

Here are few of my favorite summer quotes and photos.  Hope you like it! 

"And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer." 

-F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

 "Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the most beautiful words in the English language."

-Henry James

"How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat.  Some dance to remember, some dance to forget." 

-The Eagles, Hotel California


Love flowers!

Love flowers!

Christmas in Paris

Christmas in Paris

Nothing better than to come home with a warm baguette!

Nothing better than to come home with a warm baguette!