Friday, 10 December 2010

Après la galère, la beauté


The reward for chaos is sheer beauty. I was lucky to be able to work from home so at lunchtime I sneaked out yesterday and this was what I saw on Avenue de Saint-Cloud.
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La récompense du chaos, la beauté pure. J'ai eu la chance de pouvoir télétravailler hier, alors entre midi et deux, voici ce que j'ai vu Avenue de Saint-Cloud.

28 comments:

Steffe said...

It's starting to look a lot like Sweden!

bfarr said...

It is lovely; the white snow and blue sky.

Jacob said...

I must admit that this is truly magnificent! What a delightful day it must have been. I can smell that fresh, clean air and the crunch of foot on fresh snow.

SRQ said...

Wow! Well worth it, I'd say. Your top pic is stunning. Nothing like a fresh blanket of snow and a bright blue sky to brighten up the scenery. Glad you got to work from home -- well deserved after yesterday's ordeal.

T. Becque said...

See, I told you you live in a fairytale land! :) And yay, you got to stay home, that in itself is worth the snow!

Bob Crowe said...

Gorgeous in France but not seen here yet at all. The world's weather seems to get more and more irregular. Driving home tonight, I heard a news story on the radio about the effect of higher temperatures and less rain on farmers in Mexico. Much of Europe is in the freezer. There's no place safe.

Woody said...

Isn't it amazing how clear and beautiful the sky is after a nasty storm? Versailles looks like it came from a fairy tale.

Randy said...

I actually miss the snow. These are so beautiful.

LD said...

Yes I don't blame you for the rant. You could have made better time walking! Interesting comment about chaos transformed to beauty. I'm glad you were able to see both sides - and share the better half!

Jack said...

Beautiful. Fresh snow seen under a deep blue sky is beautiful. Glad your sprits are lifted today.

Olivier said...

Vive le télétravail, cela nous offre de belle photo. La neige c'est magique, cela embellit tout, j'adore (et puis c'est amusant, tu vois plein de gens sortir leur APN et faire plein de photos sous la neige). Et puis apres la ballade sous la neige, un bon vin chaud ;o) Bon Weekend

Oakland Daily Photo said...

A true winter wonderland. So delicate looking.

Bergson said...

Ta raison Soïzic le télétravail c'est le top tu prends une pause à ta convenance quand la lumière est au top

VP said...

To work from home is great: no dress code, no commuting and plenty of pictures to take in moment like this...

Kaori said...

This is what comes to mind when I hear "winter fairyland!" Despite the chaos, I love this weather :-)

brattcat said...

Very, very beautiful.

Diane said...

So glad you could work from home - it does look so lovely. xxx

Cezar and Léia said...

Bravo dear Ciel, these pictures are wonderful, magnificent winter scenery!
Léia

Malyss said...

Quand le ciel bleu revient comme par miracle, on se demande pourquoi c'eatit si dur hier, et si beau aujourd'hui..

DaveM said...

Great snow shots....I can feel the cold.

Sharon Van Lieu said...

How beautiful, Ciel. We have yet to see snow this year.

Sharon

Loree said...

I think all the beauty is worth the chaos :)

JM said...

Now all this white against the blue sky it's another story! :-) Beautiful.

Louis la Vache said...

Beautiful indeed! Thank you for sharing it with us!

Sharon Creech said...

Love that you've caught the fresh, soft, white white snow--gorgeous!

Luzia said...

Das war doch eine angemessene Belohnung für das Chaos am Tag zuvor?! Dies sind die schönsten Tage des Winters und ich liebe sie sehr. Wunderbar, wie diese Allee in ihrer winterlichen Pracht zu sehen ist. Liebe Grüße von Luzia.

Catherine said...

Alors ? Mecredi ? Tu re-télétravailles ?

Tu n'as pas perdu ton heure de déjeuner, c'est superbe parce que si rare.

paulboo said...

A nuisance it may be but it does make the whole place look rather special.