A fellow blogger that I connected with doing the Writers Abroad, Foreign Encounters project, Chris Galvin has challenged her readers to post a poem, a painting, or a photo each day for thirty days. As you know, I'm not a painter...dang it! While I do write a bit of poetry, I'm not sure I could be that creative for thirty days in a row. So, I've decided to do the photo thing...one a day for the next thirty days. Now, I could go into my archives and find a photo a day for the next ten years, but that doesn't seem to be the right spirit for this project, so I'll attempt to post photos that I actually take each day. If you read my blog, you know that I already post about the more interesting and fun things that I experience here in France. I'll continue to do that, of course, but the focus of these next thirty days will be my every day life. What!? You thought it was all parties and Paris, fun and fetes, champagne and celebrations?? No, most days are probably a lot like yours...grocery shopping, doing laundry, washing dishes, being bored. So, welcome to my 'real' world. Here's photo number one: Shutters
shutters. I've blogged about shutters in the past. Click here if you're interested. Shutters are so very practical. They keep out the light and the noise of the road, they keep the cold out in winter, the cool in during summer, and they are a great security system.