Monday, December 28, 2009

Le Fleuriste Municipal In The Winter

Last summer, I posted about the Fleuriste Municipal, a botanical garden at the Porte d'Auteuil in Paris. I went there again this weekend, for a walk in its greenhouses - a tropical break in an otherwise bleakly cold winter day. There I saw graceful orchids and palm trees as well as carnivorous flowers that seemed rather creepy and hungry. Koi fish swam around impassively. Outside, all kinds of naked trees haunt the grounds but one in particular caught my attention, its white bark covered in something that looked like dashes - apparently, this tree is from the Himalayas.

23 comments:

Annie said...

Thank you for sharing your Paris adventures with us. xoxo

Leia said...

Ditto what Annie said! And thank you for sharing the pictures, too, you are such a great photographer!

Laura in Paris said...

That orchid is exquisite.

Eunhwa said...

very pretty!

Mary-Laure said...

LAURA - I took that pic especially for you as I know how much you love orchids.

silent storyteller said...

Mary-Laure, what a wonderful discovery. Thank you for your comment...it is so true.. we are very close in aesthetic views and experiences..Your blog is fabulous...you photogrphy is exquisite...kindest wishes for 2010Eilis

Debra said...

What beauty- and it must have been a nice respite from the Paris cold.
Sorry I forgot the link in my email- and thank you for the travel info. Maybe some day little Pickle will travel along with me-she'd love that!

Mary-Laure said...

SILENT - coming from such a tasteful person as you, these compliments really mean a lot to me, thanks!

DEBRA - I hope you will keep us posted on Pickle's travels...

Beth said...

Nature creates such wondrous, beautiful designs...that tree, those orchids...

Finds said...

Good Morning Mary-Laure, The pause that refreshes. or an artist's outing:) tres jolie!

Mary-Laure said...

BETH - I agree, nature is really the greatest artist.

donna baker said...

That would be incredible to come in from the cold outside and see all the plants.

If Jane said...

so lovely!

Angie Muresan said...

Love those images.

Diana said...

I love the detail. Maybe because it's Parisian ;)

Mary-Laure said...

DONNA - yes it's quite magical to find yourself in a tropical environment after you just push a door!

Joyce said...

Beautiful my friend! Thank you. Kelly (pup) and I send you and the B many hugs! xo

Kelly said...

The orchids are so amazing and I is that the snow you spoke of on the garden steps? Thank you for stopping by my little blog. Your comment brightened my day. ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

Mary-Laure said...

KELLY - I'm afraid that's just an optical illusion - the snow had all melted by the time I got to visit the garden!

Ideezine said...

Mary-Laure,

Thanks for clicking over to Ideezine and leaving a comment.

I've had a green house on my wish list for a long time. Maybe in 2010 I will build one. It is a balancing act to live in two world at the same time. But anything is possible if you believe!

annechovie said...

I love your photos! Happy New Year!

Mary-Laure said...

IDEEZINE - building a greenhouse? I wish I had the space, the skills and the knowledge to do that. If you do build it, I hope you'll tell us all about it on your blog.

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