Monday, January 14, 2013

Jardin du Palais Royal - l'escargot



"Snail"
Jardin du Palais Royal


On the top of a shrub in the garden of Palais Royal, 
we found this little fellow enjoying the gentle rain.


No, I did not order escargot that day.


(Run, little snail!)


Jardin du Palais Royal
75001, Paris

(Joyeux anniversaire, M and D)

28 comments:

Mary said...

Aw! He's cute. I wouldn't want to eat him either. His shell outfit is beautiful, even fashionable by Parisian standards, i think. :)

Sylvia K said...

Yes, he is cute and no, I couldn't eat him either! But a fashionable little guy he is! Fun capture for the day, Genie! Hope you have a great week!

Hugs
Sylvia

French Girl in Seattle said...

Joli petit escargot de Bourgogne... à Paris... And a nice exercise in macro photography for you, Genie. Well done. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Alexa said...

I doubt he local restaurants get their escargots from the Palais Royal gardens, so this little guy is probably safe. (And I'm thinking only you would see this shot and capture it—brava, Genie!)

Dianne said...

This is SO cute Genie... seeing we were in Paris at the same time this little Snaile was most probably in my "L'Assiette de six escargot en coquille aux truffes et foie gras" I devoured at L'Escargot on Rue Montorgueil.
Now I feel guilty!

Louise said...

Great photo. I only tried escargot once- they're not for me.

ALAIN said...

Oh l'escargot
Quelle drôle de p'tite bête
C'est rigolo, ce qu'il a sur la tête
etc

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful close up! :)
Léia

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie:
A magnificent image but, sadly, not one of our all time favourite creatures. As for eating.....!!

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Do you like to eat snails, Genie?
Duncan In Kuantan

Revrunner said...

Lucky he/she (?) got away. :-)

Joe said...

I'm pretty good with my food Genie but I'm afraid my taste buds don't extend to Escargot.

M said...

Cute!

brattcat said...

uggh, i can't imagine such a creature could ever slide down my throat. wonderful shot.

Bibi said...

Cute little guy. Escargots are one of the things I over-indulged in and can't eat now, though I still love that garlic butter. I'm back; hope to visit regularly now.

Paulita said...

Why do snails look so much cuter than slugs? It must be the shell. Here’s my Dreaming of France meme

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It looks like he's having a very nice lunch himself Genie, love the close up.

Amanda said...

Haha!! I love eating escargots but would have to think twice next time after seeing this cute photo.

Merci Genie for your lovely comment over at my blog. Wishing all the blessings of the New Year to you and your loved ones.

xoxo
Amanda

Kristie Franklin said...

What a sweet little thing! I have never tried escargot...for some reason I just don't think I would like it!

Starman said...

How did you even see it, much less get the photo? Bravo!

Loree said...

I wonder if he's a royal snail :)

Connie said...

He certainly found a lovely garden to call home:)

TheChieftess said...

In the 50's my parents went to Europe to pick up my sister who had been staying with relatives in Switzerland...they have a "moving picture" of an old gentleman sitting on a stool on the side of a bridge picking off snails and putting them in a bucket...according to my dad...for escargot!!! Don't know if my dad was pulling our legs, but that was his story!!!

Randy said...

Nice close up. I still couldn't eat him.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Starman, he was not moving very fast!

I do love escargots on the menu and on the plate but I do not like to think about the transition from "top of bush" to "plate." After cleaning squid, I felt a bit queasy about eating the calamari I had prepared. As an early teen I can remember eating oysters on the beach with one of my sisters... just picking them up and prying them open.

Alexa,I am glad that Vefours is not out in the garden making selections for déjeuner!

Bibi, nice to see you back.

Have a great week, all!

Bises,
Genie

Sara Louise said...

I always get excited when I see a little escargot in my garden. I talk to it and urge it along. But then I remember that I love to eat them, and I feel bad :(

SRQ said...

After this nice experience with Mother Nature, it would be a bit difficult to order escargot. You really had your eyes open to spot this little guy!

Jann said...

Beautiful shot~not that crazy about escargot,though!