Mieux vaut têtard que jamais...
Actually, the expression is "mieux vaut tard que jamais," or "better late than never." This is a photo of kind-hearted friend Sylvia's makeshift nursery for the pollywogs she recently fished out of her swimming pool in the south of France.
un têtard: a tadpole, a pollywog
avoir bon coeur: to be kind-hearted
une femme au bon coeur: a kind-hearted woman
une garderie: a day-care center
une crèche: a nursery
élever: to nurture, to raise
un tantinet: a tad; a tiny bit
See also: The Frog Came Back and A French Toad, of which the above tadpoles are likely the progeny.
©2013 P.B. Lecron