28 December 2014
Looks like a little Pomeranian (or tiny Spitz) patiently waiting whilst his owner reads a real estate magazine. Note the orange trees laden with fruit. Not long now and Menton will be celebrating the Fete du Citron.
27 December 2014
This lovely dog is a Menton market dog. Tied up to the owner's stand and doing his job as a guard. With the Christmas rush and a busy stall, I didn't stop to ask his name. He's a beautiful deep brown and is some kind of setter, perhaps an Irish setter but the head doesn't look quite right and the colour isn't perhaps red enough. Perhaps a mix? Perhaps someone knows. In any case, he's beautiful!
23 December 2014
16 December 2014
09 December 2014
05 December 2014
01 December 2014
30 November 2014
Next time I'll show you the photo I took of Halloween with Richard and used in my display at PhotoMenton.
It goes without saying Halloween is a star!
26 November 2014
Don't you love it when the big dog gets down to the level of the smaller dog so they can properly play - even if it does look a bit like a fight! It's not!
18 November 2014
Dogs are not allowed into the Palace de l'Europe in Menton but much depends on the security guys. On the day this Miniature Pinscher came to visit 'PhotoMenton' with her owners, they allowed small dogs in, provided they were carried. So meet tiny Lola, only 4 months old and on her very first outing. She lives in Menton.
13 November 2014
On Saturday the Festival PhotoMenton opens its doors to 110 photographers. This year my theme is 'dogs' and here's one of the photos I'll be exhibiting. If any of you are living near to Menton, do come along. You'll see so many varied and wonderful styles of photography from so many talented photographers.
See www.photomenton.com for more info.
This is Joe, the cocker spaniel, along with his co-owner, Emmanuelle. We saw him in a beautiful old car, a 1968 Renault 4L in a recent post. This was taken at the Coulée Verte in Nice. Of course Emma is the perfect model and, indeed, she ruined a pair of tights to make these photos. Thank you, dear Emma! xxx
03 November 2014
Thanks so much to my friend Sylvie who arranged for me to meet these two and their lovely owner Celine in the Parc de Pian in Menton.
26 October 2014
19 October 2014
Meet my beautiful friend, Emmanuelle and Joe, the cocker spaniel. Joe is 4 years old and lives in Nice with Emma and Guillaume.
In the smaller photo you see Patrick, owner of this stunning 1968 Renault 4L.
My birthday was last Monday but yesterday these precious friends and Sylvie organised a surprise second birthday celebration! How lucky am I? Five of us plus Joe in this car, whizzing around Nice, an enormous bouquet of flowers and of course all our camera gear. And a great lunch in the Old Town of Nice. I thought we were all back in 1968!
Thanks so much everyone! I loved, loved, loved the day.
12 October 2014
08 October 2014
30 September 2014
I wonder if either of them won. Border collies are usually the best breed at agility.
19 September 2014
Today is 'International Talk like a Pirate Day' - who knew! So I give you this tiny 'Pirate' who I'm sure can 'woof' in an 'Ahoy matey' sort of way!
In fact, this little sweetheart is called Shelley and is only 9 months old. She lives in Menton but I met her at the Sospel Agricultural Show last Sunday.
07 September 2014
30 August 2014
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15 August 2014
This dog was lolling around outside a bar in the Italian village of Grottaglie in Puglia. It's a village famous for its ceramics and when I was lucky enough recently to participate in Carla Coulson's fabulous Caravan Travel Photography Workshop, this is one of the villages we visited. We photographed inside 4 different ceramics factories that day - of course they are all very small - a fascinating day - as were all the days on Carla's workshop.
This dog is probably old and perhaps not very well. Perhaps a stray who hangs around outside this bar.
04 August 2014
Gunja before so click on the link to see him. Gunja is taking a nap behind Ipso in the bar in the village.