Is there anything more wonderful than stumbling out of your hotel room to wander the Saturday markets on the streets of Strasbourg?!
Well I suppose it would be better if you could do it every Saturday, instead of once every 5 years or so.
These pictures are pretty much straight out of the camera except for lightening a few of them, but none of them have had their hue and saturation levels altered.
The closest I normally get to something like this is when I visit Whole Foods every few weeks and wander around their beautiful flower department.
Which isn't really quite the same as having vendors meticulously displaying their wares on a sunny Saturday morning in northern France.
Creating beautiful vignettes that make you want to buy one of everything, or if you don't have a place to put one of everything, snapping a bunch of photos so that you can drink it all in even after you return home.
There are fresh cut stems you can arrange yourself, or dainty little bouquets to take home and enjoy...or maybe give to a friend.
I would like to be the friend who receives a gift of french flowers.
Perhaps a fall bouquet with russet leaves and some flower I don't know the name of.
Or a little zinc container filled with a single rose, hydrangea, and berries.
It doesn't really matter which ones you select since they are all so lovely and elegantly displayed.
Even pansies look a little more special at the flower market.
Do you have a flower market like this in your town? If so, please make up the guest bed for me and leave a light on...I might never leave!