24.3.10

Spring !!!!

Still a bit too busy; here is just an "in-between-post". I think I cannot neglect to advise you that spring has not only officially, but also really – at last - arrived also in Paris.

The last couple of days, we have had some +15-18 °C (I’m afraid I have to translate this to the, sorry, “stupid” °F: 60-65), some mostly blue skies...

It's really nice to again be able to have some coffee or wine on a terrace...

... and for the kids to be able to play outdoors. (This is an empty space between two buildings, which has (temporarily?) been transformed to a playground.)

Of course, especially welcome are the leaves, flowers...

38 comments:

Simony Silva said...

That's not possible, Peter! And I thought I was having Spring! I am so jealous of your beautiful Spring, it makes mine looks like Winter! You found beautiful colors, trees, and people enjoying outdoors, which I don't have here, yet!
You made me laugh with your translation to degrees F, I never do that! I let them guess, ha ha ha...

betsy said...

I envy Paris its street life, its cafes and talk. We have nothing like it here in my city. Downtown Nashville is like a desert- Ah I say to myself-so this is what civilized life looks like-

Nadege said...

I can only imaging how nice it must feel to eat outside after such a long and cold winter. Enjoy!

Corine said...

Oh Peter this is sheer torture for me. I look at the lovely vegetation and people sitting outside, while Colorado is experiencing a blizzard right now. We are expecting over 1 foot of snow. BTW, your conversion is correct :)

Cheryl said...

Sounds and looks beautiful! Wish, honestly, that I was there. Hope you;re enjoying lots of wine and coffee on terraces!

Rhi said...

It's beautiful, truly. Thanks for sharing, it certainly brightened my day and helped me remember and be grateful that spring is coming, at last! I hope you've been doing well. I've been absent for quite a while, but am back... for now at least. :) I also wanted to pop in and tell you that I am planning to visit Paris! Hopefully sooner rather than later, but sometime in the next fifteen months, I believe I'll be able to say I finally made it to France. Hope to hear from you soon, and keep the pictures coming! They're magnificent as always.
-Rhi

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» thinks the entire northern hemisphere is happy to see the arrival of spring.

claude said...

Que serait Paris au printemps sans ses terraces de cafés. Bien le cygne noir et les jolies fleurs.
Paris s'éveille au soleil. Paris renaît à la vie.

SusuPetal said...

Thanks for the information, Peter. As you can guess, we have still heaps of snow in Helsinki...

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Oh dear.. here in Australia we are headed into autumn... I would much prefer spring and much prefer Paris.. so I thank you for all these wonderful images which allow me a virtual escape!! Fantastic photos.. really take you into the activity.

alice said...

Ahhh... (ceci est un soupir d'aise ;-))

ParisBreakfasts said...

MERCI Peter for the Spring Asperges et chocolat!
Bonjour Paris Spring!!!

Olivier said...

"Le printemps de Paris
Fait des couples qui chantent
Et l'amour se baguenaude
Et recherche des coeurs
Le printemps de Paris
C'est comme une tourmente
Qui passe en bondissant
Et semant le bonheur
Le ciel envoie des fleurs
Et leur parfum inonde
Les pavés pour en faire
Un paradis charmant
Le printemps de Paris
Éclabousse le monde
Et le monde voudrait
Voir Paris au printemps

Le printemps de paris
Fait des couples qui rêvent
De tous ces amoureux
Fatigués de l'hiver
Le printemps de Paris
Dans sa marche soulève
Bien des coeurs sans amour
Qui cherchent la lumière
De partout des chansons
S'envolent à la ronde
Mélodie des faubourgs
Emportés par le vent
Et le coeur de Paris
Va faire le tour du monde
Pour chanter la beauté
De Paris au printemps"
Aznavour

Il est superbe de playground

joanny said...

Beautiful Spring time photos,,, a tonic for the soul
which reminds me to go to the Rhododendron Gardens near my house and take some photos -- it is a photographer's paradise,,, with my small canon -- C'est la Vie

Joanny

hpy said...

Sont-ce des tussilages en bas à gauche? Ça, c'est le printemps!

Et ça fait du bien.

Nous , nous avions +10° quand je me suis levée ce matin, et nous avons déjà eu un aperçu du soleil, mais je crois qu'il fera moins beau plus tard dans la journée. Il pleut toujours en Normandie, et ensuite nous envoyons la pluie à Paris.

The Armchair Parisian said...

Oh how I wish I were sittin' & sippin' on one of those terraces...

Carole said...

Bonjour Peter,
Comme ça fait du bien du soleil, un peu de chaleur....on respire !
Profites bien !

Jeanie said...

Oh, Peter! I have such a smile. Merci!

Karin (an alien parisienne) said...

Yay!

Spring has sprung, and I am one who is most glad for it. :)

Thank you for the beautiful and inspiring photos.

Harriet said...

I am so looking forward to April in Paris! Are you telling where you took the top photo or is that your own private oasis?

Virginia said...

HA! Well if you keep "translating" the temp for me I'll never learn on my own! :)

Spring is the one season I've never experienced in Paris. It's lovely. Please show us more. I especially liked the makeshift playground with the fanciful murals however.

And what could be more delightful than having Olivier "sing" of spring for all of us! :)
V

1ondoncalling said...

Glad to know that spring is already there!?
Here in London, it's still rather gloomy...

Spring is rather late this year.

Starman said...

Spring in France is only great if you've been through the winter, or if you don't live in Florida. Je préfère automne.

ruma2008 said...

Bonjour.
Elle est belle signes du printemps.
Je vous remercie pour l'introduction de couleurs splendides.

De l'Extrême-Orient.
Cordialement.
ruma

Cezar and Léia said...

C'est magnifique cher ami!
I wish you a beautiful Easter!
hugs
Léia

BLOGitse said...

Thanks for your support!
Now I have two kinds of uploading systems: on my main blog I have 'old' and on my photoblog the new one - both work without problems!

If you ever have any problems please let me know - I might be able to help you to contact right people...I can try anyway...

I just posted my last 'tourist' pics from Egypt.

Maybe my next pics are 'terraces in Casablanca' :)

Have a great day!

BLOGitse

ALAIN said...

Aujourd'hui, ici, c'est plutôt l'automne.

Kate said...

Good day, Peter. All of your photos "sing" of spring. Soon it will truly be April in Paris, and I'm looking forward to more joyful photos, such as all those wonderful cafe scenes!

V Rakesh said...

Bravo! Must be such a relief that spring has come around!

Great shots, loved the first!

Mona said...

Wow! those are awesome pictures!

Specially I like the first one with the willow tree!

Thank you Peter for your kind comments!

Trotter said...

Hi Peter! I think I'm going to make a break before the oysters are gone... ;))

Mexico waits for you at Blogtrotter 2. Have a great weekend!!

Shionge said...

I am so envious...everyone is embracing spring in America and Europe...I can feel it here in sunny hot Singapore :D

Peter said...

Once again, thanks to all of you for your kind comments!! There was a question about where the top photo was taken. The answer is Square de Batignolles, Paris 17. :-)

Nathalie said...

Les hommes en terrasse ayant tombé la veste et se retrouvant en chemises à manches courtes, voilà qui parle de la belle saison !

Ruth said...

Heavenly spring in Paris. Wish I were sipping une cafe with you on a terrace.

Peter said...

Nathalie:
Oui, enfin! :-)

Ruth:
Look forward to share the table with you! :-)

The Writing Instinct said...

Ces't magnifique Peter! From your images I can hear quiet chatter in the cafe and a cool sweet breeze as I stare at that beautiful first image. Merci!

Peter said...

The Writing Instinct:
... and since when I made the post, spring has made some further progress! :-)