Bright, morning sunshine filtering through fresh, green leaves.   The new leaves on the Abelia and rose are soft and delicate – sure to tempt leaf-eating bugs before long. This is the view from our kitchen window today, April 7th.  To take the photo I opened both leaves of the porte-fenêtre; to do that you have to move the table, which then blocks the kitchen door.  It’s not quite as spacious as it looks – this is central Paris after all!