Le bout de son nez

imageHere in New England, we are in the heart of winter. Limited sunlight. Early sunsets. If it’s not snowing, it’s raining. When the sun comes out, even if it’s just peeking over the horizon, its appearance is oh so welcome. In French, the expression le soleil montre le bout de son nez (luh soh-lay mohn-truh luh boo duh sohn nay) means “the sun is showing the end of its nose.” I’ll take what sunlight I can get until spring, even if it’s just peeking over the horizon. In the meantime, I’ll just buy lots of flowers. This week it was an orchid, blooming jasmine, and two shades of ranunculus. Let’s go spring!

imageFlowers, Carolyne Roehm

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About Patricia Gilbert

Patricia Gilbert is a French teacher. She's Canadian, lives in the United States, but dreams of living in France. Follow her on Instagram @Onequalitythefinest and on Twitter @1qualthefinest.
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