Special morning

I’m a little late to take part in this Friendly Friday challenge but I couldn’t help but post this photo. It is not technically perfect or even thoughtfully planned. But that’s kind of picture you simply take because you want to remember a special moment when you were pausing for a dozen of minutes and saying to yourself Life is perfect as it is

This was Saturday morning, three weeks ago.

It is about 8:00am, rather fresh but a woollen thick jumper will do.

I’m staying in a camping site just outside Paris. You can hear the suburban train passing in the background. Herons, ducks and a couple of swans are showing off. Suddenly a barge takes all our attention. We attentively watch the boatman doing his boatman’s stuff! Will the single rower behind handle the waves produced on the river Seine… The sun is rising, my freshly pressed coffee is warm and comforting. My pain au chocolat is not the best, but with such a setting, who cares?

Time to go. In the blink of an eye, the magical is gone and I’m back to the real world.

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19 thoughts on “Special morning

    1. It’s exactly what I thought Amanda, especially with the horrible news coming from Paris this afternoon. It reminds me how important it is important to cherish magic little pleasures such as these.
      Take care of you xxx

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  1. I’m glad the topic made you want to participate Véro, that’s my goal with the Friendly Friday challenges. The photos are only inspirations and it’s not so important if they’re perfectly composed.

    I can relate to that early morning, ‘everything is perfect’ feeling and your description has just enough detail to take me there. Thanks for joining the challenge, even if you’re a bit late for mine, consider yourself on time for Amanda’s 🙂

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    1. I remember other magical mornings while spending Christmas holidays in Sydney. The sheer pleasure of waking up at 5:30am with a glorious bright light outside and exotic birds singing loudly. Better than a vitamin C smoothie!

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    1. The western suburb of Paris is wonderful. This camping site is really fabulous but you do hear clearly the local metro coming and going. I don’t mind at all – especially since I was sleeping in a van and not a tent.

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  2. I can recommend two good camping sites outside Paris, with a close-by suburban metro station. Don’t hesitate to ask me if you have the opportunity to come… one day!! When life is back to normal!


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