Friday, April 17, 2009

A humming treat...

You must have been asking yourself whether mrslittlejeans would post a picture that does not include her cats. She would say that the question was indeed a fair one. But don't give up too quickly.

Today you are treated to a beautiful humming bird photograph. This picture was taken by my scientist colleague Angel Di Bilio, who took up photography on the side last year, and I must say, he takes beautiful pictures. You can check out his work right here . He has me so tempted to pick up photography, and I just have to make a mental note to add photography to my list of goals, which only include learning spanish, making handmade soap, and reading more.

Speaking of goals, I am suddenly reminded of this french word I just learned today from Kristin Espinasse of French Word a Day(here), velléité (vay-lay-ee-tay), which means 'vague desire, impulse, whim', 'a desire that does not become realized'. I hope none of our goals become des velléités, and that they all become realized. How do you realize your goals?

Bon Vendredi a tous!


  1. Hey, thanks for stopping by The Bird In The Hand. Great hummingbird photo - I've seen one in person only once, they are amazing little creatures.

  2. Pleasure was all mine. BTW, looking at your earlier post reminded me of when I had to visit Hartford for a week. Incredible Spanish restaurant somewhere in town. I had the best tapas there (this was 7 years ago). The yummy food picture reminded me of it.

    Have a great weekend.

  3. Interesting...hmmm
    Les velléités...I'm afraid I act on all my whims - I'm very implusive. a little restraint and discipline would go a long way but then maybe there would be no ParisBreakfast...
    Does writing down your plans help bring them to fruition?
    I need to do this.

  4. A new word for me too. Lovely image, xv.

  5. ParisBreakfasts-
    I too am impulsive, wish I weren't. I would surely fail if I wrote down my goals. The pressure of accomplishing them would stress me out too much. But I think you are right. Some people write them down and check them off.

    Merci pour le message!

    thanks for dropping by, you are lovely.