Just as small signs of Spring began to appear with slightly warmer temperatures, clearing skies, and budding blossoms, ever generous @John8600 sent me a memory card, a camera case, and a new WiFi 8x zoom 16 megapixel camera, so today’s photos were all taken with the new camera. As the note with my new camera quoted, “Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.” Marc Riboud. Here are a few hundredths of a second of my savored life in France:)

Even though the trees were still bare, the grass has come to life after the rain.

Of course some patches of grass were lush and beautiful because no one is allowed on them except the gardeners!

The blossoms are appearing everywhere.

People are also starting to come back to the outdoor terraces.

Even a few animals ventured out of their shelters to enjoy the blue skies.

Although there aren’t many flowers adorning windows yet, one resident planted an evergreen view on their balcony.

The government has even started planting flowers around the city (in France, government spending on flowers is considered a necessary part of the budget, along with healthcare).

If you don’t have a green thumb or simply want to add a reason to smile in your home, you can always pick up some cut flowers.

Merci John:)