La première journée du printemps

Parisians who have large balconies or courtyards can buy bushes, shrubs or small trees.

Today we walked all the way from our apartment in Montmartre to my lesson near la rue Mouffetard in the fifth arrondissement. We started at 9:00 this morning and barely reached my teacher's apartment by 11:00. I spent an hour discussing parks and gardens in Paris and Georges Sand.  Today is the first day of spring but the weather is still cold. Only in the shop windows along the streets of Paris are the signs of spring apparent. Flower shops are everywhere.

Many people have window boxes or small flower pots.
Chocolate Easter eggs and colourful confiseries remind us that Pâques is just 10 days away. We are going to attend a concert at St-Pierre de Montmartre on Sunday and I want to attend a Palm Sunday service. Last year, I saw a procession in the streets of St. Louis-en-l'Ile on Palm Sunday.
I especially liked this chocolate garden with a cute chenille.  It reminded me of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

I still love cute kids' stuff.
A rainbow of scarves in Diwali on rue Mouffetard.
I'll wear this scarf a lot.
My new orange sweater is trimmed with beige lace.
La tribu des oiseaux rain hat.
My daughter still complains about my fondness for Easter outfits. When she was a little girl, I loved mauve, pink and turquoise kids' clothing.  If there was a hat, it was even better. But now that I am a grownup with a grownup daughter, I get to buy for myself. I bought myself a sweater, a bright coloured scarf and of course, a hat. This spring, Paris is about colour. I hope that the weather improves so we can wear our lighter clothes.


  1. I know that walk well -- it's long! But also wonderfully rich in sights, smells, and sounds. You would have had a full supply of conversational material by the time you got to your lesson!


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