This afternoon while walking my usual route around Hippodrome de Longchamp, an unexpected treat: two French guys playing bagpipes! Speaking of treats, if you're an "Empire Strikes Back" fan, you may appreciate this amusing video.
White flowering trees, high grass and wildflowers are part of the natural beauty of the Bois de Boulogne on the Western edge of Paris.
A cyclist goes past a pink flowering tree opposite rugby grounds in the Bois.
Two trees with entwined branches near one of the many ponds that dot the Bois.
A big pink flowering tree near the outer perimeter of Hippodrome de Longchamp, Europe's biggest flat-racing course.
Flowering branches reflected in the water of a small canal.
Thick white blossoms accent several trees in the Bois.
A lone cypress was a gift from the State of Louisiana in 1983. The tree, located near Le Carrefour des Cascades waterfall, originated from the Gulf of Mexico.
Part of the Longchamp racecourse, viewed from Allee de Longchamp.
A tower for television cameras to record races at Longchamp.