{simple pleasures} ressources naturelles: natural resources

The greatest victory in life is to rise above the material things we once valued most.
— Muhammad Ali

ressources naturelles: i think i value sunshine most. i'd be happy with pockets full of sunshine as my only possession. spring's shimmering days will soon unpack my favorite season, summer. this nature-loving girl has been waiting patiently for the days of full-time sunshine. this is parc des buttes-chaumont, where you have a "window seat" for great people watching anywhere in the park + whether you prefer full sunshine or a little shade under a tree, you've come to the right place.  the petite square pictured in the second image is rene viviani, home to the city's oldest tree, adjacent to the church saint julien le pauvre + across from notre dame. it's the perfect, peaceful locale for an afternoon lunch or for reading a good book. you'll find shakespeare + co's cozy cafe across the way with lots of veggie menu offerings. for more green spaces, here's a terrific list of 15 secret gardens in paris. 

{simple pleasures} espoirs et invitations: a fresh, new day

Write it on your heart

that every day is the best day in the year,

He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day

who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

espoirs et invitations: each new day is dear with its hopes + invitations according to sir emerson. and i quite agree. with every morn + every new season, a fresh start.