Friday, May 29, 2009

A hard day's play in France [part 1] -- Looking At the Sky -- Our Spring 2009 Europe Holiday

This would be a busy day made busier.

We went to Homps to ride a canal boat on the Canal du Midi. When we got there we found out that in late April they only ran the afternoon ride so we had to figure out what to do whit our morning.

By unanimous vote it was decided we would visit an old town a bit to the north.

I will show you around that quaint little town which once had been a medieval fortress city.

[click any picture for large size]

The boat captain (only he and a boat attendant would be on our little canal boat) suggested that we drive north to Minerve (link).

We couldn't take the tour (we wouldn't anyway) because we had to have eaten and be back to Homps by 1:00.

The cat was at the restaurant outside eating area.

We made it back in plenty of time for our canal boat ride. I will post from that nice ride next time.

After our boat ride, our busy day would continue. Old town, Carcassonne, was next on our journey. See the map below.

We had fun. I will write more of our Spring 2009 Europe Holiday later.
[All Jim's Europe Holiday posts link]

For more Looking at the Sky on Friday photos
click over to
Crazy Working Mom

Labels: , , , ,

Sunday, May 24, 2009

One Single Impression: Dropped

Dropped Off—He said, she said

[He] I'll drop you off on my way,
you won't have to take your car.
I'll pick you up when I'm through.
. . .
[She] No way that I'll be dropped off.

[He] It'll work so good for you.
I'm going by--can you dress?
See all your friends, shop for food.
. . .
[She] I'll tell you what—drop you off.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

[bottom picture, Andorra shopping district]

Copyright © 2009 Jimmiehov. All Rights Reserved

Find more poems at One Single Impression
"Dropped" as prompt,
suggested by Gautami Tripathy of

Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do. Edgar Dégas
The same may go for poetry? (whatever, I enjoy painting with the words!)

Labels: , , ,