Le dialogue des arbres
Dialogue of trees
English version in red after te french text
Il y avait une vive conversation entre trois de nos arbres durant cette soirée du 8 Novembre au soleil couchant
I heard a conversation between three of our trees during this sunset of November 8th, 2015
-le Sophora pleureur disait c’ est moi le plus beau dans cette pelouse: regardez mon port altier , mes branches savamment tordues qui se courberaient jusqu’au sol si one ne me les coupait pas
-The weeping Sophora was saying I’m the best in this lawn: see my proud look, my artistically twisted branches whom some would reach to the ground if one does not cut them
– le houx répondait : Oui bien sûr mais moi j’ ai toujours mes feuilles et les conserverai tot l’ hiver . Il vous reste quelques feuilles mais bientôt vous serez chauve
_ Oui mais en attendant vous ne pouvez pas nier que mon troc se dore au soleil couchant et avez-vous vu ma haute taille .
– Le pommier arrêta cette conversation prétentieuse . Il fit remarquer que son allure n’ était pas très élégante, qu’il avait perdu presque toutes ses feuilles mais qu’il avait donné de délicieuse pommes appelées Reine des reinettes et que c’ était certainement lui que la dame des lieux aimait le plus .
Seul le petit néflier au premier plan de la première photo mais les autres étaient vraiment remplis d’orgueil .
Holly replied: Yes of course but I still keep my leaves and keep them for the whole winter. You still have a few leaves, but soon you’ll be bald
_ Yes but meanwhile you can not deny that my trunk is golden in the sunset and have you seen how I am tall, the Sophora says
– The Apple tree stopped this pretentious conversation. He noticed that if his look was not very elegant and had lost most of its leaves but had given delicious apples called Queens of the reinettes and that was certainly the one that the lady of the mansion loved the most
Only the little Medlard tree at the foreground of the first photo told nothing ,it was the wiser but the others were really filled with pride
On arrêtera là . Devant tant de prétention étalée le ciel en devint tout rouge 🙂
We will stop there. Faced with such pretension of those trees the sky turned red. 🙂
Beautiful…I wonder what we would hear from the mighty Oak? Thank you Michel.
Michel, I love your talking trees! A delightful post. Very cheering, thank you! ❤
Of course as a sky lover the last picture really grabbed at me. Though I admit the weeping sophora has drawn my interest. I must google that.
The last pic is beautiful
Oh my. I have always loved trees…They are so beautiful and give us so much …shade, fruit and just plain beauty. Too bad that they can’t get along better. Have you read “The fir tree”? by Hans Christian Anderson? It’s a touching sweet and rather sad tale.
Thanks Françoise for this reminder . I am glad my modest entry makes you think of a so famous storyteller
My Dad told me about the little fir tree when I was a child. I love that story.
Glad, Gail my little story recalls you fond memories .
You have educated me again! I had to check online to see what a medlar tree was. Then, I found out that the fruit had to be “bletted”, and I didn’t know what that was. Do you eat the fruit?
I have a son who uses them this year to make ” medlar wine ” for his personal use !! 🙂
Have you had the honour of sampling that?
I love your little parable.
I am trying to be wise like the little Medlard tree… innocuous, inconspicuous… not wearing our outside adornment proudly, but humbly. It is the way God asks us to be, doesn’t He?
It is the littlest among us that becomes the greatest among us. 🙂
Very meaningful comment, Lynn
People should listen to the trees and learn the lesson! ❤ to all
I love your trees and their conversations, Michel! 🙂
Thank you for sharing them with us!
I’ve had a special relationship to trees from little girl on up to today! I love to sit in them, under them, near them…and soak in” their wisdom and beauty…that they grow for so many years and provide fruit, shade, beauty
and so much more for us…makes me so grateful!
Do you have a favorite tree? Or favorite kind of tree?
I can’t chose just one! I am in awe of the HUGE Redwoods and the tiny Bonsai and every kind in between! 🙂
I answer to your question. In the forest I like oaks , the most ;
In a garden I like the cherry tree and the time when we pick the cherries .! 🙂
But every tree has its personality.
Yes, it does! 🙂
Haha I loved the conversation! Made me giggle. Quite fun!!!😜😉😍
Always makes me think and wonder, your blogs. Love the lesson. Ahh I love your blogs. Thank u!!! I still need to do mine! So much to tell u!!
I love conversations with trees! They are good company. 🙂 That twisted tree is so unique! Blessings on your day!
Good Aternoon, MIchel
This is like a parable. I loveditand the last photo especaillly.
A beautiful and imaginative story! It shows your true love of nature.
Your sunset picture is gorgeous! I love to see black trees outlined against a red sky at sunset. It’s one of my favorite views!
Good one, Michel!
Love the beautiful red sky in the last photo. 🙂
I wrote a lengthy comment about this subject on here. But evidently, it didn’t show up! I had to research the Sophora and the Medlard. The Sophora here is called the Japanese Pagoda or another name I now cannot remember! The medlar story was interesting since I never heard of it before. Does Janine make jelly or some other delicacy from it’s fruit? Reading this story you wrote, I was envisioning the three trees whispering to each other when the wind blew through their leaves! You have a wonderful imagination to tell such a story, Michel. ❤ Nancy
Great story! I can only imagine you thinking of this dialogue as you looked at the trees and pictures:) Very lovely story.
What a lovely post. I enjoyed it very much.
Wonderful photos of your trees. I love listening to the trees talk :-). I am sure they are going to be saying when is winter going to come as I am sure your weather is just as mild as it is here at the moment
Such beautiful trees, all in a different stage of beauty in this season of change. Lovely photo and words Michel.
You have such a beautiful imagination Michel, i love reading the story of the talking trees. Ever thought of one day illustrate it and maybe publish it as a short story for children. I absolutely love the sopora tree, it looks graceful yet haughty for she knows she is beautiful. The last photo of the sunset is absolutely breath taking.
That was very funny Michel.
Michel I wrote today. 🙂
I’m not sure what my trees would say to me, especially when they see me coming near them with the tree pruners. Right now they are shivering. The smaller oaks have their leaves, but the rest are bare ….. getting ready for winter. I now can see snow on the Cascade Mountains. I think Ole Man Winter is just around the corner. I hope this year he will be gentle, as Dec 16th, I’ll be having my second complete knee replacement. Will have to be out and about going to physical therapy. You and Janine enjoy the late fall I loved your talking trees. Love Marilyn
Do French people are into biology?
I do not know how join you, Trin . I tried Twitter but I am not very clever there . Please could you tell me where you are .
My name is Trình, not Trin. Please share your new next posts on Twitter so that I can read them.
“God Speaking To Anne Terri Through The Holy Spirit: Michel, you have outdone Carlo Atzeni on this one. You have made everyone in Heaven Smile. AMEN”
“Dieu qui parle à Anne Terri par l’Esprit Saint: Michel, vous avez surpassé Carlo Atzeni sur celui-ci. Vous avez mis tout le monde dans le ciel sourire. AMEN”
Trees are magic. All of them.
Mornin Glorie! I researched the Sophora and the Medlard trees also, now I feel like a Dendrologists! I love learning and your blog is always a great place to learn new things, thank You Very Much! I agree with Carlo, Trees are Magic as are beautiful red skies….Have a lucky Friday the 13th!!! ilym
Wonderful post 🙂
ryc: I should of called them string beans Michel. Here is a video that shows what they should of looked like but we never snapped them open to eat the bean inside. We snapped ends off, snapped the bean in half and cooked them. Interestingly Pookie opens them and eats the inside.
Michel, I’m praying for all the people of France, especially those in Paris. How horrific and how very sad. 😦
❤ and (((HUGS)))
Also, I hope you and all of your family and friends are safe.
I thank you, Carolyn for thee two special comments above ,. ma family and I do not live in Paris but we are under the shock and in the mourning in front of such a massacre .of the innocents .
I am SO glad you and your family are safe, Michel!
Yes, we are in shock and mourning with you. Such a senseless tragedy. 😦
Much ❤ and (((HUGS)))
Sending prayers for all of the people in France and of you an your family. Praying for France to come together and to be able to stand together against all of this horrid terrorism and to rise above it.
Please be safe.
Thanks Ruth for your prayers ?This terrorist attack against Paris is monstruous
Yes it is Michel and we are all so broken hearted for all there in France.
Dear Michel and family,
I am heartborken over your Paris tragedy. Words are inadequate.
You, family, friends and nation are in the hearts, minds, and prayers of many people.
My sincerest condolences.
Michel — I’ve been thinking of you and your family since Friday — what a tragedy the French people have endured. I am so glad to know that you and your family are safe — I do hope it stays that way, and that this siege is over with!
I’m now living amongst some Redwood trees in Santa Rosa. So far they haven’t spoken to me. 🙂
Love the contents of this post. Last photo is my favorite.
I read your Paris post. I am so glad you are okay and I am so sorry that your country has had this attack. I am praying for everyone affected by this for peace and comfort in their grieve. We grieve with you.
I am leaving my comment here because there is no way to comment on the other post. I’m not sure why. 🙂 love, Rhonda ❤