Sunday, March 23, 2014


Ce n'est point parce qu'il y a une rose sur le rosier que l'oiseau s'y pose: c'est parce qu'il y a des pucerons. -- from Journal by Jules Renard (1864-1910)

It's not because there is a rose on the bush that the bird alights on its branch: it's because there are aphids.

Wrought-iron cats stealthily stalk their prey, a bird perched on the branch of a rose bush. The Art Nouveau work embellishes the entrance to the 1912 award-winning façade at 9 rue Louis Boilly, Paris. The building was designed by architect Charles Labro.

un puceron:  an aphid

©2014 P.B. Lecron

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