~ Au Nom de-la Rose ~
I love how florist shops in Paris spill out onto walkways
billows of roses from old buckets .... petite posies in boxes tied with pretty ribbons
roses - sweet peas - freesias
Parisians love to buy flowers - I guess most do not have gardens
but live in apartments and so they beautify their space
with flowers on tables and pots of colour trailing over wrought-iron balconies.
One of my favourite florist is on Rue St-Antoine in the Marais District
it sells only roses - roses - roses
so that's where I go to "take time to smell the roses"