mardi 30 septembre 2014

Dear September ,

 
Dear September ,
 
 I usually like to see you arriving ,
like a good friend ,
 the arms full of gifts :
Some cool air for my mornings ,
some peace for my beach ,
 some raindrops to refresh me , 
some projects for my mind  ..
 
 
 
But this year ,
you were very disappointing !
No such gifts .
You brought only bad news ,
 bad moments ,
problems and tiredness..
And
You left me with heat and dust .
I almost did not see you  !
 

 
 
Now that October is knocking at the door ,
 you finally decided to be a little more kind .
This morning ,
 you added a touch of grey to my skies ,
sent a very few raindrops
and ruffled my hair with a light sea breeze..
And there was no bad news to hear .
We could say it's a good day ,
 but hey,
 it's your LAST day !

 
So good bye, September 2014 !
 
When you'll come back next year ,
 try to be more pleasant .
Today ,
I let you go with relief ,
and no regret ..

lundi 29 septembre 2014

Lazy



Like every of us ,
the sun begins to wake up later and later ..
 

 
It's autumn's lazyness ,
 that desire to stay a little longer in the bed .
I guess clouds must be comfortable at this time of the year..

vendredi 26 septembre 2014

Think different !

Be a Pirate !
 
A pink spot among all those blue ships ..
 
 


 
 
 
I knew that there was something suspicious with that !
 

 
 
My contribution to WEEK-END REFLECTIONS  ,
 a meme hosted by James .

jeudi 25 septembre 2014

 
 
First of all ,
 THANK YOU
for your kind comments
 and sweet words !
They were balm on my heart  !
 
 
 
But ..
 
You know that this blog NEVER speaks about politic .
 But sometimes , too much is too much ..
 
Hervé Gourdel was born in Nice .
He was a nice guy , loved hiking in mountains ,
 taking pictures .
 He was murdered today,
in the most horrible way ,
 by fanatics ,
in Algeria .
 

 
All my thoughts go to his family and friends .

lundi 22 septembre 2014

September , 22

I almost forgot it !
 
 
 
was the day of my first post !
In those times , my blog was called
 " Blue Fragments " .
It still exists .
 
I noticed that some names were already on my blogroll and in comments :
Rune  (From Visual Norway)
Jim (From Clueless in Boston )
Nobu (From Toyo Snap Photo)
Leia (From Bonjour Luxembourg)
 
 
 
 
7 years !
During this time , I have met ,
and sometimes lost , so much people !
I've learned so much !
Not only about blogs and computers ,
 but also about humanity, friendship ,
 
 
.. curiosity , discovering ,
minds opening ..
 
*
Lately
 I've been wondering about going on or not .
 
 
Like all of us , I guess ,
I sometimes had bad times ,
disappointements..


 
 
But after taking advice ,
puting things on balance ,
 I've made my decision ..

 
I would miss you too much !
I like our rendez-vous and meetings,
I like to discover your comments ,
I like to read and learn from you .
 As well as I like to show you
my little corner of the world .
 
Maybe I'll blog less, , or less often .
 Maybe I'll be late to visit you .
But I'll go on .
Nothing to lose ,
only good things to win .
 

 
Dear All of you ,
Thank you for being so faithfull !
Thank you for being there !
 Thank you for all what we share , through months and years !
 
I'm pleased to think that ,
all together , we're building something ,
we show and prove that people
can learn to know each others
and become friends , no matter miles and frontiers.
 
Thank you ,
 and Happy Birthday to YOU !
 
 

Regattas

 
Yesterday was the last day of
Trophée Pasqui ,
a sea race for old fashion wooden boats .
 
 


Time to admire fabulous ships in action ..

 


For those who are interested :
I'll publish  photos  about this all week long
on my blog about boats

samedi 20 septembre 2014

6 p.m.



When clouds draw
a new kind of skyline ..
 
*
 
Have a quiet week-end !

vendredi 19 septembre 2014

Note to myself :

 
 
 
Think to widen the window ,
in order to catch more of the landscape ..

 
 
My contribution to WEEK-END REFLECTIONS ,
a meme hosted by James .

mercredi 17 septembre 2014

Small sign , great story

Sometimes ,
we walk through places without looking at them
 
.
 
 
 
I recently saw this sign on a wall
and decided to investigate .
 


I discovered that between 1911 and 1919 ,
the great painter Auguste Renoir  came to Nice every winter
and lived here .
 
 


 This was the view from his windows ..

Source
 
.. And this is what remains from those times :
 
 
http://www.nicerendezvous.com/car/201012179528/les-toits-du-vieux-nice-peints-par-renoir.html

 
Renoir and Nice !
A story of love and light ,
and colors ..
 
Always look behind signs ,
they tell more than they're showing !

dimanche 14 septembre 2014

Watercolors



Sun gave me gold ,
 sky offered some blue and greys ,
I asked autumn for ochres and yellows .
Found some touch of green in memories .
 
*
 
Have a colorful and quiet sunday !

vendredi 12 septembre 2014

Double Reader


 
The feathered Gull will read the sign ,
 its reflection... the reflected replica !



My contribution to WEEK-END REFLECTIONS ,
a meme hosted by James .

mercredi 10 septembre 2014

A lot of ..

 
Look at the wall , on the right ..
 
 
 
In 1768 ,
Bougainville (Explorer ) arrived in Tahiti ,
Châteaubriand (Writer ) was born ,
Louis XV was King of France .
 

And in Nice ,
the
Bar de la Dégustation ("Sampling Bar " )
 opened .
 
That means a lot of drinks and glasses ..
or a lot of lies ?...

dimanche 7 septembre 2014

Sunday morning business


Lazy or busy ,
 have a nice sunday !

vendredi 5 septembre 2014

Two bi- or not two bi-

 
A bike ..
 
 
.. or two ..
if reflected in a puddle .

 
 
My contribution to WEEK-END REFLECTIONS ,
 a meme hosted by James .

mercredi 3 septembre 2014

Shadows

 
Are we more than this
to each other?..
 
 
 
Shadows
passing by
 
walking along for a while
 
then disappearing
into the light ..