Saturday, May 11, 2013


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

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