Friday, 6 April 2007

Champagne Charlie is his name...


Here, at Fox Valley in the Adelaide Hills, is a small vineyard of the same name, that produces high quality grapes, grown specifically for South Australia's highly revered Petaluma Champagne.
This little chap, as well-dressed as he is; tries his best to scare the crows away but probably has a better time waiting for me to walk across the back paddock for a chat and to take his photo. He certainly gets a friendly 'toot' from me each morning.

13 comments:

Monica said...

Lovely shot, nice scare crow!

Regarding your question, the city is about two hours away from Rio. Now, M.Benaut, do you realy want to see a pic of me in the water?!?! Yes I can swim!!! But I´m not sure about displaying a photo of me in a bikini...too shy I guess! You probably would have to come to Rio - or I should go to Adelaide - to give you an idea of the whole scenario!!! LOL

In both cases, I´m counting on you to provide the bottle of champagne ok! (since you live near this wonderful vineyard)
Then we could fully enjoy the concept of "Praia de dia, piscina no fim de tarde!!!" Sounds good to you?!

Monica said...

Hey I almost forgot! I have a picture of me IN the water on my blog. Here´s the proof !

lynn said...

Beautiful, Monica!

Charlie's great, but then i would say that since it's my son's name. I think he's a little too friendly looking, you just kind of want to cuddle him don't you. Hopefully to birds, he takes on another role. Possibly some fashion advice needed on trousers...

M.Benaut said...

Monica,
The quality of you photoblog just rose 1000%.!!!
You have set a new standard, a cracking pace. You will, no-doubt be inundated with commentarios. Bravo.
Lynn,
That was unintentional, but I shall look for a Henry, next. (We both have a Henry, n'est-ce pas?)
And a photo of you, following Monica's lead would appear to be mandatory. Just don't tell Clo, he will become agitated !

Monica said...

M.Benaut, you really make me laugh!

Mme.Benaut, I should have addressed you when asnwering the question about the distance between Rio and Buzios. It´s just that to me it´s almost like you and M.Benaut are the same person, you´re such a great couple!

Lynn is always following my lead and I´m following hers... we ARE partner´s in crime right! ;-)

M.Benaut said...

Mme. should have asked me, but we sure have fun, all of us!
Perhaps we might ask her if I can post another beach shot of her, but I know what the answer will be, perhaps you ask her, Monica!

Monica said...

oops, I meant partners in crime up there.

Mme.Benaut, you must let M.B. post another beach shot of you and make us all porud!

clo. said...

M.BenautThis looks nice and Charlie is having great fun smelling ripening grapes. Yeas they do smell and taste sweet.

But what is this I hear about me being agitated? I am simply protective of Baroness. Mind you, I just think that ERIC gets allllllllllllll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (learned that from AME and feel I must credit when I do it) her ATTENTION because of pictures. I buy her cyber chocolate and all I get is "Thank you CLO how sweet." (Loooooooooooool!!!!!!!!!!!)(Ibid. AME)

Anyway, I think that if Monica wants her blog to rise to 10,000% in the eyesa of M.Benaut then a posting of the bikini picture will most certainly set new standards.

Maybe Baroness (She is 24 today you konow!)will feel compelled to post as well and the internet will be a happier place.

Monica said...

me in a bikini photo... that will be the day guys!

lynn said...

lol Clo i do love being protected i must say... it's wonderful! I do appreciate it really.
If i really were 24 i wouldn't mind a bikini shot. I could post one retrospectively? lol. I will if you will Monica. Mme already has but she looks wonderful NOW. I am a little reluctant right now, i have to say. Perhaps more towards summer, a little tan, toned a bit more through swimming.. who knows! I'm not as slim as either of you though i think lol.

clo. said...

I think it falls on M.Benaut to go to the different blogsand ask them to lobby you and Monica for Bikini pictures. Of course M.Benaut you would have to do this in consultation with Mme.Benaut.

I can't be involved as I am stand to be accused of being biased or something of the sort.

Monica said...

lol Lynn, if someone spots us with a camera at you pool party, then they'd have their pictures of you and I in a bikini. Oh but wait! I just remembered you couldn't find you swimsuit!!!

Hey boys, I have showed you a pic of me in a bikini. Of course you could only see my shoulders... but it's best to leave the rest to imagination!!!!!!

lynn said...

And a lovely pic it was Monica! Yes it's a shame really for these lads because between midday and 12.15 today i posted a bikini pic of me. Sadly i've taken it down now. Oh you missed it? oh.. bummer. LOL !

I suppose i would do a bikini thing if you did Monica. Obviously a retro one would be far more flattering but i might even do the up to date one who knows? Sorry this is the champagne speaking from my birthday party. M et Mme, you have not arrived yet! What's keeping you? Bring some costumes and pop over to Cheltenham for the party, which was Monica's marvellous idea!