The 2022 Photo Journey

June 7th through June 20th

Some pics from the Garfield Park Conservatory and some other odds and ends. Enjoy!

365 Photo Journey – A Picture a Day for a Year

Take a picture a day for an entire year. Apparently, this is a thing. Consider it a challenge, a journal, or a journey (I prefer journey). Take a picture a day and post it to your blog. Here are some reasons why you should try it, too.

The 2022 Photo Journey

May 25th through June 6th

Some pics from the garden and around the neighborhood. Enjoy!

365 Photo Journey – A Picture a Day for a Year

Take a picture a day for an entire year. Apparently, this is a thing. Consider it a challenge, a journal, or a journey (I prefer journey). Take a picture a day and post it to your blog. Here are some reasons why you should try it, too.

One French Word A Day – Spring 2022

Day 55 – brin


The Learning French 100 Day Project – Friday, May 13, 2022


I’ve been studying French on and off for about a year. My interest in the language began when I started reading classical French novels by Balzac, Dumas, Flaubert, Stendhal, and others. I’m also a budding armchair historian of the French Revolution. In 2018/19, I spent Christmas and the New Year in Paris. Bonne Année !!

French is a beautiful, musical, romantic language, … and I’m keen on learning it.

For the next 100 days (all of Spring 2022), I’ll focus daily on a French word and use it in sentences. The results of my efforts will surely be hilarious, peppered with errors, and unequivocally bad French … but you gotta have the freedom to fail.

So, without further ado … let’s learn French! Allons-y!

MOT DU JOUR

brin (masculine noun) : strand; a bit of; a tad

MES PHRASES RIDICULES


Paul et moi a besoin un brin de tes cheveux. (Paul and I need a strand of your hair.)
Claire est juste un brin fou.
(Clair is just a bit crazy.)
Claire peut repérer un minuscule brin de poussière.
(Clair can spot a tiny bit of dust.)

The 2022 Photo Journey

May 15th through May 24th

Some pics from the garden and the canal. Enjoy!

365 Photo Journey – A Picture a Day for a Year

Take a picture a day for an entire year. Apparently, this is a thing. Consider it a challenge, a journal, or a journey (I prefer journey). Take a picture a day and post it to your blog. Here are some reasons why you should try it, too.

One French Word A Day – Spring 2022

Day 47 – corps


The Learning French 100 Day Project – Thursday, May 5, 2022


I’ve been studying French on and off for about a year. My interest in the language began when I started reading classical French novels by Balzac, Dumas, Flaubert, Stendhal, and others. I’m also a budding armchair historian of the French Revolution. In 2018/19, I spent Christmas and the New Year in Paris. Bonne Année !!

French is a beautiful, musical, romantic language, … and I’m keen on learning it.

For the next 100 days (all of Spring 2022), I’ll focus daily on a French word and use it in sentences. The results of my efforts will surely be hilarious, peppered with errors, and unequivocally bad French … but you gotta have the freedom to fail.

So, without further ado … let’s learn French! Allons-y!

MOT DU JOUR

corps (masculine noun) : body

MES PHRASES RIDICULES


Une certaine quantité de lumière solaire est probablement essentielle à la santé du corps humain. (A certain amount of sunlight is probably essential to the good health of the human body.)
J’ai un corps physique et une âme.
(I have a physical body and a soul.)
La rivière est un bon endroit pour jeter un corps.
(The river is a good place to dump a body.)

One French Word A Day – Spring 2022

Day 46 – emmener


The Learning French 100 Day Project – Wednesday, May 4, 2022


I’ve been studying French on and off for about a year. My interest in the language began when I started reading classical French novels by Balzac, Dumas, Flaubert, Stendhal, and others. I’m also a budding armchair historian of the French Revolution. In 2018/19, I spent Christmas and the New Year in Paris. Bonne Année !!

French is a beautiful, musical, romantic language, … and I’m keen on learning it.

For the next 100 days (all of Spring 2022), I’ll focus daily on a French word and use it in sentences. The results of my efforts will surely be hilarious, peppered with errors, and unequivocally bad French … but you gotta have the freedom to fail.

So, without further ado … let’s learn French! Allons-y!

MOT DU JOUR

emmener (transitive verb) : to take

MES PHRASES RIDICULES


J’aimerais vous emmener dans ce grand restaurant italien. (I would like to take you to this great Italian restaurant)
Paul emmènera Claire au théâtre. (Paul will take Claire to the theater.)
Laissez-moi vous emmener voir un médecin. (Let me take you to see a doctor.)

One French Word A Day – Spring 2022

Day 45 – rappeler


The Learning French 100 Day Project – Tuesday, May 3, 2022


I’ve been studying French on and off for about a year. My interest in the language began when I started reading classical French novels by Balzac, Dumas, Flaubert, Stendhal, and others. I’m also a budding armchair historian of the French Revolution. In 2018/19, I spent Christmas and the New Year in Paris. Bonne Année !!

French is a beautiful, musical, romantic language, … and I’m keen on learning it.

For the next 100 days (all of Spring 2022), I’ll focus daily on a French word and use it in sentences. The results of my efforts will surely be hilarious, peppered with errors, and unequivocally bad French … but you gotta have the freedom to fail.

So, without further ado … let’s learn French! Allons-y!

MOT DU JOUR

rappeler (transitive verb) : to be reminiscent of; to call; to call back

MES PHRASES RIDICULES


Je voudrais te rappeler que je cuisine ce soir. (I would like to remind you that I am cooking this evening.)
Ce livre me rappelle mon enfance. (This book reminds me of my childhood.)
Paul vous rappellera dans cinq minutes. (Paul will call you in five minutes.)


One French Word A Day – Spring 2022

Day 54 – fouiller


The Learning French 100 Day Project – Thursday, May 11, 2022


I’ve been studying French on and off for about a year. My interest in the language began when I started reading classical French novels by Balzac, Dumas, Flaubert, Stendhal, and others. I’m also a budding armchair historian of the French Revolution. In 2018/19, I spent Christmas and the New Year in Paris. Bonne Année !!

French is a beautiful, musical, romantic language, … and I’m keen on learning it.

For the next 100 days (all of Spring 2022), I’ll focus daily on a French word and use it in sentences. The results of my efforts will surely be hilarious, peppered with errors, and unequivocally bad French … but you gotta have the freedom to fail.

So, without further ado … let’s learn French! Allons-y!

MOT DU JOUR

fouiller (transitive verb) : to search; to dig; to excavate; to go into

MES PHRASES RIDICULES


Laissez chacun fouiller son propre cœur et examiner les motifs. (Let everyone search their own heart and examine their motives.)
Paul a fouillé sa maison pour ses clés.
(Paul searched his house for his keys.)
Claire a décidé de fouiller à nouveau son bureau.
(Claire decided to search her office again.)

One French Word A Day – Spring 2022

Day 53 – chouette


The Learning French 100 Day Project – Wednesday, May 11, 2022


I’ve been studying French on and off for about a year. My interest in the language began when I started reading classical French novels by Balzac, Dumas, Flaubert, Stendhal, and others. I’m also a budding armchair historian of the French Revolution. In 2018/19, I spent Christmas and the New Year in Paris. Bonne Année !!

French is a beautiful, musical, romantic language, … and I’m keen on learning it.

For the next 100 days (all of Spring 2022), I’ll focus daily on a French word and use it in sentences. The results of my efforts will surely be hilarious, peppered with errors, and unequivocally bad French … but you gotta have the freedom to fail.

So, without further ado … let’s learn French! Allons-y!

MOT DU JOUR

chouette (feminine noun; adjective) : owl; great

MES PHRASES RIDICULES


C’était vraiment chouette de travailler avec Paul. (It was really great to work with Paul.)
Je parie que c’est très chouette.
(I bet that it’s really cool.)
C’était chouette de parler avec Claire.
(It was great to talk with Claire.)

One French Word A Day – Spring 2022

Day 52 – moyen


The Learning French 100 Day Project – Tuesday, May 10, 2022


I’ve been studying French on and off for about a year. My interest in the language began when I started reading classical French novels by Balzac, Dumas, Flaubert, Stendhal, and others. I’m also a budding armchair historian of the French Revolution. In 2018/19, I spent Christmas and the New Year in Paris. Bonne Année !!

French is a beautiful, musical, romantic language, … and I’m keen on learning it.

For the next 100 days (all of Spring 2022), I’ll focus daily on a French word and use it in sentences. The results of my efforts will surely be hilarious, peppered with errors, and unequivocally bad French … but you gotta have the freedom to fail.

So, without further ado … let’s learn French! Allons-y!

MOT DU JOUR

moyen, moyenne (adjective; masc. noun) : average; way; means

MES PHRASES RIDICULES


La fin justifie les moyens. (The end justifies the means.)
Paul cherchait un moyen communiquer avec Claire.
(Paul was looking for a way to communicate with Claire.)
Tu aurais pu trouver un moyen m’aider.
(You should have been able to find a way to help me.)