First — today is my daddy’s birthday, so I’d like to take a brief second and say HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
For his birthday he’s actually going golfing in Ireland, and then meeting my mom in Paris/London. They’re going to be in London mere DAYS after The Royal Wedding.
I’ve asked for a commemorative teacup. Or thimble.
Anyway, the point is that a combination of their impending trip, and this view from my balcony:
Well, it’s got me in a bit of a European mood, as of late. Don’t the trees you can see just peeking over that roof remind you of Tuscany?
And this painting in my living room:
Well, not only did my sister find it for me on a trip to Paris (thanks, Bug!) but lately it’s been conjuring up images of this:
Heavens knows what will happen to my condo if I watch this any more times this week, as inspiration works both ways: