March has got off to a grey, wet start in Paris but when the sun makes a brief appearance there are plenty of signs of spring.

 

wild plum blossom Paris March

 

Myrobolan blossom in the Jardin des Plantes.

(Also known as cherry plum this species, Prunus cerasifera, is more often seen in gardens in its red leaved form)

 

Alder catkins Port de l'Arsenal Paris

 

Alder catkins by Port de l’Arsenal.

 

Weeping willow Port de l'Arsenal Paris

 

And weeping willow, also by the the Port de l’Arsenal canal basin.