wistful thoughts on wisteria lane


hello dear friends. it was a bleak and rainy day for the most part.


i spent a lot of it thinking about my uncle who passed away and was buried today.


when the sun came out in the early afternoon everything seemed to change and the colors came back


and the scents, and the feelings.


goodbye uncle george, you will be missed and i’ll think of you often.


and see you everywhere. bon nuit~

April 20, 2009. Uncategorized.


  1. Gail Lannum replied:

    Enjoying your blog. I was in Paris last October for 2 weeks and used Haven in Paris to stay in the Columbier in Saint Germain. Loved it and love Paris.


  2. pamela replied:

    I lost my uncle two weeks ago. You are in my thoughts tonight.
    Lovely photos here as always.


  3. Judith replied:

    What a beautiful tribute to him! Claudia, you have such grace and such a warm heart. Have a wonderful night! Enjoy the rest of your trip! I am living vicariously through your amazing photos!


  4. natasha replied:

    Oh Claudia I’m so sorry about your uncle *hugs* I hope you and your family are ok.


  5. Bonnie replied:

    Oh Claudia,
    Im so sorry to hear the sad news about your uncle George. I hope that you have many fond memories to cherish about him. Your pictures are very pretty and I hope you found solace in their beauty.
    Hugs… Bonnie


  6. theparisapartment replied:

    thank you guys! it’s morning now and the sun is shining and it all looks bright and beautiful. must be from him!


  7. Blushing Hostess replied:

    I am so sorry but glad you have found something beautiful with which to honor him. Be well, The Hostess


  8. Leslie replied:

    Firstly, my codolences for your loss. Your pictues and words are a lovely tribute.

    May I ask where the pictures of the flea market were taken? I hope to leave for Paris in two days (we have an ill dog that may require us to stay home for awhile) and I would love to visit that spot.

    Thank you!


  9. Melissa replied:

    So sorry for the loss of your uncle. Peace to his memory.


  10. stilettoheights {Jennifer} replied:

    this was both beautiful and very sad, a lovely tribute.


  11. Sam replied:

    Its raining cats and dogs here in D.C. Thank you so much for this cheery post — incredibly helpful on a dreadful day.


    Sam @PrettyLovely


  12. theparisapartment replied:

    merci dear friends, i wish i was with my family right now but will be soon. i appreciate your love and good wishes!


  13. betsy replied:

    So much loss lately. I’m so sorry to hear about your uncle. It must be difficult being so far away from your family right now. I lost one of my friends last week, 4 in the last year and one kitty. It sucks. Thank you for the wisteria pictures. I love those flowers.


  14. lora replied:

    So sorry for your loss Claudia. The wisteria tribute is just lovely. Your family knows your heart is with them.


  15. meg manion silliker replied:

    i am truly sorry about your loss. i hope you and your family find peace. xo m.


  16. Cynthia at A Shimmy In My Spirit replied:

    I like how you ended your lovely tribute to your uncle with “…and see you everywhere. bon nuit.”

    It got me thinking of how often I see something that reminds me of special people in my life who have died…it’s like a gift from them that keeps on giving.


  17. Maureen replied:

    I wish you and your loved ones peace and comfort in the wonderful memories that your uncle must have left you with. One more star now twinkles in the heavens.


  18. Fifi Flowers replied:

    Those are FAB photos! I would love to paint some of your Paris photos… they are DIVINE!!!


  19. wmc replied:

    Ah, bon nuit. A lucky uncle, a lucky niece. Hope you and your family are well.


  20. Kathleen replied:

    so sorry for your loss….keep your memories alive!


  21. theparisapartment replied:

    merci tout le monde! i hope my aunt reads your beautiful comments and feels your love!


  22. FrenchBlue replied:

    Ohhh Boo Boo :(
    I am so sorry about your Uncle… I love your simple and soul felt good-bye to him. Your Uncle George will be everywhere and everywhere beautiful:)
    You are Beautiful.


  23. angela replied:

    I’m sorry about your uncle. It’s so hard to lose a loved one. Hang in there.


  24. Charlie replied:

    Claudia, I am so sorry for your loss, you are in my thoughts. Hugs to you!


  25. Noel replied:

    Look at those Peonies! Claudia those are beautiful!


  26. Laura Ingalls Gunn replied:

    Oh I just love wisteria. What beautiful images.


  27. Chessa replied:

    I’m so sorry for your loss:(


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