Thursday 28 October 2010

Je cherche

Marie Josephine.

I would want to find her,
even if we weren't related.

This sweet portrait,
by Jean Francois Bosio is called
Girl Feeding a Canary.

I have to confess,
it may not be her,
but she had a pet canary
and it escaped from its cage.
She followed it into the vineyard and called to it 
and returned to the house
with the bird perched on her finger
which pleased her people so much that
 they had her portrait taken lifesize
with the bird on her finger.

So it will do for me.


  1. Oh yes, there is definitely a family likeness - you have the same eyes!
    How are you with canaries?