On Tuesday three friends flew off for several weeks at La Bonne Etoile, an artist retreat in Fontaine-Ardenne, France. Pardon moi, but my French envy is showing! I was left behind , but I am celebrating their bon voyage by focusing on all the lovely places in Birmingham that remind me so much of France. Euro Birmingham perhaps???? Today's photos were inspired by Jilly at Menton, France Daily Photo, who has posted a series of photos of the *boules ball competition in her city . The top photo features a most cooperative waiter at Chez Fonfon who was kind enough to give me a demonstration. The second photo shows the boules area out back of the restaurant. France in the South or the South of France, a game to be enjoyed in any language.
* also know as petanque.
The Tune du Jour is " Les Yeux Ouverts" (The Open Eyes) by Enzo Enzo. I'll bet you Mamas & Papas fans will recognize this tune. I really like this version!