August 8, 2011


It was a fantastic summer -- we'll never forget it -- but man, it feels so nice to be home. We spent the last few days unpacking (a big job, since we packed away most of the stuff in the house before our sub-letters moved in), going through a mountain of mail, and getting back to our normal routine. We also made time for lazing in the Northern California sunshine, Harry Potter, and planting the garden for fall.

Some photos from the last few weeks in Paris
I.M. Pei's famous pyramid at night:

Picking figs at Albert and Thierry's country house:

Slicing figs for clafoutis:

Sunday lunch in my fantasy garden:

Lynh, napping by the pool:

Lovely pears:

Water lilies at l'Orangerie:

insanely delicious duck fat fried chicken we made to use up our store of duck fat (you can take the Jones girls out of Alabama ...):

Buttes Chaumont:
Buttes Chaumont
Buttes Chaumont
Pear shaped, pear filled pastry:
feuillette poire
Rock climbing in Fontainebleau:
Notre Dame (duh):

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