we just said goodbye to my daughter and my mom, who were here for two weeks. it was heartwarming to have family around for the holidays, and to see my strong, smart daughter in mid-transition from girl to woman. but their departure means that we are in the home stretch of this, our longest stay in france. and it is already feeling too short. if we had the money, i think we’d stay longer. the dollar plant seed pods in the photo above are wonderful and valuable in their way. but they aren’t going to get us there.
lunaria (dollar plant)