Wednesday, January 2, 2013

More Paris, More Coughing, More Naps

I know you are growing weary of seeing pictures of Paris, but I'm still only part way through processing my copious amounts of images, and I just can't get enough of seeing the sites again.

Each time I work on one, I'm immediately transported back there, and during the holidays I found myself gushing about the French and everything pertaining to Paris or France in general.  I'm sure it was a little like someone with their first grandchild breaking out the brag book every time someone new...or old, stops by!

So I'm afraid you will either have to turn away, or bear with me as I work through my francophone'itis.  And the other reason I'm still showing pictures of Paris is the fact that I really haven't picked up my camera much since I've been back.

Along with francophone'itis, I'm also apparently sporting bronchitis, which I found out by visiting the doctor this morning.  So I haven't been doing much of anything except cough a lot since our company left and the holidays have come to a close!

Not doing much includes not returning emails, cleaning, and a whole host of other things I "should" be doing but just don't feel like doing.  The doctor assured me that a round of antibiotics and some days of real rest, where I'm not worrying about everything I'm not doing, is what I need to be back in fighting form again.

So for once I'm listening and I'm actually heading to take a nap as soon as I post this.  What a good girl I am...sometimes! ;-)

Though out of sequence, all of the pics in this post were taken on our last full day in Paris.  The weather was less than ideal, cold, windy, and at times very rainy, but we decided to do something we hardly ever tourist, and we opted for a Seine River cruise.

We were the first in line, only because we didn't feel like packing ourselves onto a very crowded boat we could have taken, and just hung out on the dock and waited for the next boat.  It was a wise choice in that we were not packed like sardines, but the down side was that about 5 minutes into our trip it began to rain...not spitting rain, but lots of the wet stuff.

Rain in and of itself isn't a bad thing, but expensive cameras and rain are not friends, so we moved from our prime upper deck seats to the glassed in bottom deck...also not a friend of cameras since glass distorts your images and makes it hard to focus.  So in the end we braved the cold and the rain and hung out by ourselves under the metal structure of the upper deck so that I could get a few shots.

I have to say that I'm glad we decided to take the cruise because the highlight for me was being able to photograph Paris and its many gorgeous bridges from a totally different perspective.  So if you are ever in Paris, be sure to take a cruise down the Seine...just check the weather forecast first! 

I hope everyone's new year is off to a good start!


  1. What a start !
    Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. So the elephant on your chest had a name. I'm glad you now have some meds for it.

    I think the wild weather added to your photos - they look so moody. I can't decide which one I like the best. I hope you're going to add some to your website. When you are better of course.

  3. I am chuckling because I finally found someone else in MY boat!! Found your blog from jane at artfully graced and your images are awesome...
    I, too, traveled across the pond in the fall, going to Italy for 6 weeks, from my hubbs for 35th anniversary, it was a soul searching trip....and once back home, I got everything from stomach virus to flu. But I didn't gripe cuz I had prayed over and over that I wouldn't get sick while there, and I didn't! In fact, never felt as good as while I was crisscrossing the country! Being a freelance photographer, as you understand, my camera was constantly clicking. Over 6500 images. And I'm barely halfway thru the editing process. Even began a blog just for the trip, thinking it would be easier that way. Nah. Nada.Just haven't time yet to dig in and have not wanted to even pick up my camera!!
    So......I feel your pain! and enjoying looking at your pics,,,,hoping you feel better soon!

  4. Ah....this is the photographer's many images, so little time.....they are lovely though....smiles

  5. I love your photos! My friend is in Paris at the moment so I love seeing them!

  6. Kat,
    Sorry to hear that you are sick...hope you get well soon. You have some outstanding Paris pics...thanks so much for sharing them with us. Happy New Year!!


  7. I think these are my favorite group so far Kat. So glad you are obeying Drs. orders and resting though, very important right now so you don't have a relapse!! Take care. I love your Paris images!!! xoxo

  8. Glad you saw the doctor. Hope you nap, nap and nap.

  9. Oh wow Kat - these photos are stunning. I LOVE them all.
    Sorry to hear you're ill - hope you feel better soon.
    I have never slept so much as I have since Christmas - I think I crashed and burned after having a max of 4 hours sleep a night since at least August!
    Get well soon ~ Sam x

  10. I am not tired of your Paris images at all, Kat. They are beautiful. Just want you to get well quickly.

  11. Lovely. Brings me back to our one and only trip to Paris on our 25th anniversary. It was truly every bit as magical as I had dreamed it would be. Your photographs are amazing.
    Hoping you feel better soon!

  12. I hope you will be
    kind to yourself,
    my friend, and heed
    the doc's orders!!!

    Love these shots.
    I agree with Grace,
    the weather lent a
    great mood.

    I was shocked to
    hear on the news
    this morning that
    the new French Prez
    wants the rich in
    France ~ aka, those
    who earn a million
    or more a year ~ to
    pay 75% of their
    income in taxes!

    Be well, be well,
    sweet friend.

    Here's to a happy
    and healthy 2013!

    xo Suzanne

  13. Your photos of Paris are stunning and I love the architecture shots the most. So stunning and amazing to think of the planning and work that went into each piece. Hoping you get that rest you need and are feeling well soon. Wishing you all the best in this New Year, Kat.

  14. Kat, I love these pics and I am so sorry you are down with bronchitis. Hope you feel better real soon.

  15. So, I wonder how you developed bronchitis then!

    Maybe it was worth it Kat, but rest now - just lie down, drink tea and pat faithful dogs.

  16. I'll never grow tired of seeing your pictures and hearing about your trip. Keep 'em coming!

    Sorry about your bronchitis. I've noticed several bloggers down for the count and here, Abby is sick and I am staying far away from her! lol! All else is going very, very well and hubs may be back to work next week. It just may be quiet around here for once! ;-D


  17. Tired of seeing YOUR pictures- NEVER!!!! I hope you are feeling better soon. We have all had that winter health junk here, too. xo Diana

  18. Your photos are incredible - moody and evocative. Feel free to share some more. I have also been coughing, really unable to shake a cold I have been fighting on and off since the first week of December, so I am happy to sit her and relive your trip. Wishing you a very happy New Year!

  19. Kat, these photos are exquisite...some of my favorites I have seen from you...I could stare at them all day! Your header is just wonderful, too. Take care of yourself, my friend...hope the meds do the trick for you!

  20. These images are just so amazing. they're 3D fabulous! Hope you're feeling better by now. Naps and taking it easy sounds just right for this time of year. LOVE your cardinal photo in your latest post!


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