19 April 2010

The Caged Bird that Sings for Nathalie


Guess who came to stay for the weekend? Yes, it's the divine Nathalie from Avignon in Photos and here she is doing what she does so beautifully - taking photographs. We went to the hill villages of Dolceacqua and Apricale in Italy on Saturday and yesterday spent the day in Menton and later, a quick trip to Gorbio.

We lunched by the beach at La Pergola, where I had the best risotto I've ever eaten - Nathalie had a plate of assorted fried fishes, which she declared to be excellent and all this washed down with a delicious pale rosé called Out of the Blue. Of course all this meant we had to walk it off and so, after lunch, we wandered along the Promenade de la Mer (Les Sablettes) where Nathalie noticed the caged birds at the Teranga Plage. Her photo is below.

Come back soon, dear Nathalie! Life is always the best fun when you are around.

18 comments:

Olivier said...

belle position du photographe, maintenant je sais pourquoi tous les photographes ont mal aux dos ;)

Sharon said...

I'm so jealous! I would have loved to join you on your little excursion!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Sounds like a delightful weekend. You two have so much in common, given your background of both of you living in Australia and now France, and both being such talented photographers and observers of people, places and animals.

Speaking of animals, I have another post showing some dogs coming up in a couple of days

Marie said...

J'aime beaucoup la photo sur laquelle figure Nathalie. Et la sienne aussi, mais la première est vraiment parfaite (une forme de mise en abyme, un peu comme en littérature) avec juste ce qu'il faut d'ombre pour garder le mystère. Je pense que vous avez toutes les deux beaucoup de talent.

Gunn said...

Before i read your text, I thought; "That is one of us", -and than after reading it, I knew it was "one of us".
Glad to hear you had a nice time together! :-)

Nathalie said...

Thank you so much Jilly for having me, we had such a great time!

Dave is right about the many things we have in common, and Australia is one. Both Jilly and I instantly recognised this bird as an Eastern Rosella (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Rosella), a common Australian parrakeet. I can't help but feel sad to see one in a cage when I've seen so many flying freely around suburban gardens.

Bibi said...

How nice to have a blogger visit! I so enjoyed meeting two bloggers in NYC and two in Seattle...who's next?

Lovely photos, both of them, and I love the little bird.

brattcat said...

The meeting of other bloggers is one of the greatest joys of belonging to this community. Maybe Sharon can pick me up on the east coast and we'll come together to Menton for a gathering.

Irina said...

Life is so good!

Virginia said...

What a delight to see our dear Nathalie in front of the camera and behind it! :) I know you two had a grand time together. So fun to hear all about it.

Nice little birdie,Nathalie!
Best to you both,
V

Owen said...

Oh my, our Nathalie certainly does get around... in Paris just a few days ago (I will be posting about that soon), now on the Riviera ! What a life ! A gorgeous bird too...

Bob Crowe said...

Well, if I got back to the south of France I don't know if I would be taking pictures or talking to you. Life is so tough in your part of the world.

ParisBreakfasts said...

MON DIEU!
I'm drooling
miam-miam

Dina said...

Great that you could get together.

Julie said...

Make sure that when Sharon picks up BC, that you give me a cooee as well. I'll join the fray in a twinkle of the eye!!

Catherine said...

You've made a nice picture of Nathalie "in action". And nice to watch her result......the "effect" of the cage is splendid....

PhotoMarg said...

What's a rosella doing out of its own environment? It seems to be OK, thankfully!

Jilly said...

PhotoMarg, what is any bird doing in a cage? You are right, of course. These people love their birds tho and all were OK. We had terrible weather after this photo and the area of the restaurant was pretty much washed away but the birds were all saved, thankfully.

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