Monday, June 20, 2005
Well, we're only halfway through June and already the temperature in Paris is pretty unsufferable. It looks like it may be another long hot summer. Today we were at a potluck picnic in the Parc Monceau, along with half of Paris. The Parc is quite intimate and surrounded on all side by large Haussman-style apartments as you can see in the photo.
We sat under the shade of a large plane tree, but had to keep shuffling our rugs, plates and bottles of wine sideways as the sun moved around in the sky. It felt a bit like picnicking on a large sundial. Odd how, when the sun is hot like that, one only has to move a few feet into the shade and it makes a world of difference.