Cherry time.

Le temps des cerises .
Cherry time.

English version below the pictures 

Lundi  dernier 11 Juin ,ma femme Janine cueillait des cerises pendant que je terminais de planter des Dahlias ( environs 40. Puis je suis allé l’ aider


Janine piching cherries  ( June 11, 2018)  Janine cueillant des cerises


Closer view . Vue rapprochée

Last Monday June 11th my wife Janine was picking cherries while I ended to plant Dahlias (around 40) . Then I went to help her.

C ‘ est un moment bien agréable que ce temps des cerises . Le temps est doux , ensoleillé . Une légère brise vous caresse et fait bruire le feuillage . On éprouve un sentiment particulier . Indicible . C ‘ est un moment de bonheur


Ai-je l’ air d’un oiseau dans le cerisier  Do I look like a bird in the cherry tree?  🙂

How much pleasant the cherry time is . Weather is sweet , sunny . A gentle breeze caresses you and makes the foliage murmur . We feel a exceptional feeling . Inexpressible . It is a happiness moment

Cela me rappelle une vieille chanson française écrite en 1870 :” le temps des cerises ” . En voici le début:

” Quand nous chanterons le temps des cerises ,
Et gai rossignol et merle moqueur
Seront tous en fête.
Les belles auront la folie en tête
Et les amoureux le soleil au cœur .………………………………..”

Je souhaite , mes amis , que vous ayez connu un temps des cerises et que vous puissiez le connaître encore et toujours .

This makes me recall an old French song written in 1870 :” Le temps des cerises ” ( Cherries Time ) . Here is the beginning of it :

“When we will sing the cherry time ,
Happy nightingale and mocking blackbird
All of them will have  a good time.
Beauties will have mad head
And lovers , sun into their heart .

My friends , I whish you had known a Cherry Time and you could know it again and always

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100 Responses to Cherry time.

  1. Be careful on the ladder!

  2. Gracia McDairmant says:

    I wish I had known a cherry time too, although I have known many happy times throughout my life, and I’m sure there are more to come. Yes, do be careful on the ladder. My brother lost his balance and fell recently. He was in his garden trying to tie a fishing line to trees to discourage birds from bothering the fish in his little pond. Fortunately the only thing he broke was the middle finger on his right hand. He had bruises and a black eye, but is getting better now. He can still play the trombone so he is happy.

  3. suester7 says:

    Here we see a rare photo of you without your hat!

    Reading your post makes me want to escape to the countryside and simply play and frolic. I’m going to Malaysia next week to visit my relatives and play with my nieces – looking forward to that!

    Hope your dialysis is going well. Take care, mon ami. ❤️

  4. Eat Right Chef Louisa says:

    Quel temps de bonheur, délice et de tendresse. Merci pour partager ces moments indicibles.

  5. mrswrangler says:

    Enjoy. Hope dialysis is going well

  6. What a beautiful post. Hope you are doing well.

  7. L. Marie says:

    So nice to see you and Janine in the photographs!

  8. blb1 says:

    I would climb our apple tree as a child and sit and eat them. Later in life picked blueberries, raspberries (wild) Now my doctor says “feet on the floor”. With my balance that is understandable.

  9. How wonderful! Cherries are cheery and delicious! 😀
    We had apple, peach, etc., trees and berry bushes 🙂 , growing up, but no cherries. 😦
    Love the Cherry song! It would be a joy to hear you sing it! 🙂
    Where is your hat? And please do be careful on the ladder!
    HUGS for you and Janine!!! ❤ , too!!! 🙂

  10. judyrutrider says:

    In this part of the world, it’s oranges that we pick. There is some variety ripe nearly all year round: navels in the winter and Valencias in the summer. They’re much easier to pick than cherries and we don’t have to share them with the birds.

  11. neilc693 says:

    Alas, opportunities for cherry time have been scarce. I never stop hoping to have a garden plot to call my own one day, though. When I was a child there was a mulberry tree on the property next to ours—it was near the sidewalk, in an odd corner and so mostly neglected and left to grow wild. I used to enjoy snacking on the fruit that was reachable. One of the other neighbors also had a Surinam cherry that had interesting and tasty fruit and was fun to play on.

  12. neilc693 says:

    Oh yes—the neighbor with the mulberry also had mountain apples that they would share (or we would trade our mangoes with them). I think the French Wikipedia describes the flavor better: “très doux bien qu’à peine sucré et donc rafraîchissant.” Good memories!

    • Ce voisin avait un véritable jardin botanique .
      Merci de nous le faire visiter grâce à tes souvenirs , Neil.

      • neilc693 says:

        I didn’t think of it that way, but you’re right, it was a large combined property, with the owner’s home and two other rental houses on it. Now that I’m thinking about it, there was also a guava bush there. Our own yard was spacious enough for a big Haden mango tree, papayas, a manzano (“apple”) banana plant, and a lemon tree (which was cut down when I was still little), but those were never favorites of mine. What a way of life that you don’t see anymore in new housing projects!

      • A mango tree, a guava bush etc…. You make me dream, Neil. Those species are growing in tropica area I wonder where you lived in your childhood

      • neilc693 says:

        This was in Honolulu, in one of the older districts, up in the mountain. The house went back to the early part of the century (at least), when the land parcels were larger and made with planting yards and gardens in mind—not unlike yours I suppose. Not just country/farm living is disappearing everywhere now, even suburbs are not being planned and built like they were before.

  13. Stephanie says:

    I always find it difficult to translate the meaning of bonheur. Happiness does not sound strong enough. For me the meaning of bonheur has a sense of natural beauty and wonder. The romance of the French language.

  14. puffpop says:

    Sweet cherries? or Sour Cherries? Alas, we can’t grow cherries in FL! I do remember the wonderful sour cherry tree that we had in Cleveland…. Our son had a sweet cherry tree in Cleveland. Down here in FL, we can buy sweet cherries at the market but sour cherries come only in the can…Sad for us. Cherry pie or cherry cobbler….so good! Cherries are very healthy whether sweet or sour.

    Our cherry tree had so many cherries, enough for us and enough for the birds!
    I see that you have enough energy. John gets tired so easily , especially on the days that he has dialysis.

    votre amie,

    • I see you have precises memories of your chery tre in Cleveland . What a nostalgy about this place, Françoise. .
      I did not pick the cherries on the day of dialysis either . I would be too dizzy 😉

  15. When I was a child, I went with my cousin to her grandmother’s house (on her father’s side – I am related on her mother’s side) to pick cherries. They were tart pie cherries, not sweet cherries. We went back to my house and baked a cherry pie. The pie was so delicious, at least we thought so! It is one of my favorite childhood memories!

    You are so fortunate to have ripe cherries so early! Our fruit trees are just finished blooming. The blooms are wonderful to enjoy, though! We have lilacs blooming now, too, and it makes our community very fragrant. It’s a wonderful time to take a walk!

    It looks like you and Janine shared a wonderful day! It is beautiful to see how proud you are of her and how much you enjoy being together.

    I am so sorry to hear that your hematoma is still causing problems! I think sometimes we do not really appreciate good health until we have health problems. I think of you and pray for you.

  16. carole Fauquet says:

    il y a des chanceux sont elles bonnes? L’escabeau est mieux lol
    un pensée pour mon oncle Gaston qui chantait cette chanson .Bonne soirée on vous embrasse Carole

    • Oui cette année le grand cerisier a donné ? Les bigarreaux sont de bonnes cerises .Maman se souvenait aussi de l’ oncle Gaston chantant le temps des cerises .
      Tu as une bonne mémoire Carole.

  17. Julie Hamilton says:

    I love cherries! We have two cherry trees in our little orchard but they are just tiny babies compared to that beautiful giant of yours. God bless you and Janine, Michel. ❤


  18. Annalisa says:

    La pluie a gâté toute la récolte des cérises cette année chez nous! Je suis heureuse pour vous. Janine est toujours plus jolie et ton visage a une expression tranquille. Joyeux temps des cérises Michel (je connais cette chanson!). Prends soin de toi! T’es precieux .

  19. mlbncsga says:

    Mornin Glorie…Oh how I love cherries! We have a wild cherry tree in our yard, it produces very small tart cherries, not big enough to bother with unless you are a bird =) Our winters are not cold enough for the nice cherry trees but we can buy lovely cherries at the grocery store when they’re in season! I’m not going to tell you to be careful on the ladder, I know you take every precaution but I do think you should get a new hat and I think Janine should have one too, I bought a good hat at a thrift store, it has a wide brim that covers my ears when I’m working in the sun…we don’t want to get sunburn! Also, I am very interested in Janine’s work dress, it has very nice pockets for carrying things so you can have both hands free! ILYM

  20. Gayle Smith says:

    You and Janine both look happy and healthy!!!! Michel…you live in a paradise! So many fruit trees and gardens…….You never have to leave your land and home unless you want to go visit! Even your children and grandchildren flock to your paradise!!! ❤

  21. Rachel says:

    My dear friend, the days go so quickly! Here we are enjoying the asparagus and rhubarb, but soon the cherries. Also the strawberries are ready.

  22. Isabel Capillas says:

    Great to see your Cherry time picture🤗.
    Always a pleasure to see your garden and family pictures❤.
    Always be careful when using the ladder, Uncle Michel.❤

  23. Margaret says:

    I have happy memories of picking cherries with my grandparents as a small child. Sweet times!

  24. Oh, the sweet taste of cherries. Some of our early ones in the valley are now being picked. As a child, we always had 2 cherries trees. Ate lots of fresh them and then the rest were canned so that we could enjoy them in the winter.

    Do hope your dialysis is going well and that you don’t get tired. It is wonderful to see you and Janine out in your yard harvesting cherries and enjoying Mother Nature. Now be careful on that ladder. ❤

  25. What a perfect song for this scene. I’m glad you have a cherry time. It’s such a big tree! How will you get the fruit at the top of the tree? Do you just let the birds reap that harvest?

    I am praying for you, Michel. God bless and keep you through the challenges of dialysis.

    Much love,

  26. Pam says:

    I love cherries! That looks like fun 🙂

  27. Marion Manson says:

    I love your blogs about appreciation of natural things, Michel! Cherries are delicious!! ❤

  28. Susan Joos says:

    I am so glad to hear from you! Hope you are doing well and enjoying your cherry time immensely. What a bountiful tree! Don’t you have trouble with the birds stripping the tree of fruit? (Or worse, taking a beakful and leaving it to move on to the next?) We had two cherry trees in the yard when I was growing up in the house my Mom & Dad had built. For some reason it was my job to pick the cherries and the strawberries in the garden (not that it was a JOB; I loved it!). So our trees were not large like yours, but I enjoyed all the same. And then my gramma would make pies with them, if we could beat the birds to get enough ripe ones, since they were sour cherries. But the fruit was such a miracle! (And didn’t those greedy birds know it, too!)

    • Thanks , Susan . yes I am rather well as much as possible .
      About birda and cherries, we have been surprised this year . No many birds , beside they stand at the top of the tree where where we cannot reach!

  29. nannyfountain says:

    Sending love and BIG healthy wishes for you and Janine. ❤

  30. iampeacenow says:

    How lovely! And you and Janine will enjoy these cherries – thus have a second cherry time 🍒🙂
    Peace and love,

  31. Barbara Lenhard says:

    I hope you are very careful climbing on that ladder Michel. Please do not fall.
    The cherry trees are beautiful and such an abundance of fruit 🍒🍒🍒

  32. jstnotherday says:

    Oh Michel, I love your description of the cherry time. How pleasant it sounds, indeed. What a bounty of life you live. Wonderful to see you (like a bird in the tree 🙂 ).

    I pick strawberries each day, but it is hot and humid. Now the tomato’s are beginning. I picked two of those today.

    Janine is a good sport to participate in your photo taking. 🙂

    The best of well wishes being sent your way,

  33. Julie E says:

    Its lovely to see Jannie and you in the gardens, the weather has been delightful in the past few weeks. I am looking forward to seeing the Tour of France coming to Amiens

  34. I love your posts. I love that you can be outside harvesting many things.
    It looks as if you are feeling better. That is awesome. Hang in there. Hugs.

  35. Lavinia Ross says:

    This is a beautiful post, Michel, and I love the cherry time song! I love the photos of you and Janine in your cherry orchard.

    Our cherries are ripening, but not quite as far along as yours. Some of the wild cherries are ready to pick, but the big black tartarian and bing cherry trees, maybe another week.

    Love to you and Janine ❤

  36. kaiori says:

    J’aime beaucoup cette histoire. L’arbre des cerises est si grand! Est-ce que vous deux sont en bonne santé? Est-ce que vous alliez faire quelque chose avec les cerises?

    • Notre santé est moyenne .
      Avec les cerise ma femme Janine fait de la compote , de la confiture ou les conditionne pour être congelées pour faire plus tard fes clafoutis .

  37. Larry Banner says:

    I love cherries and the song must be lovely! Enjoy your time with this wonderful fruit in your orchard!


  38. L. Gail says:

    I remember climbing my Grandmother’s cherry tree to sit and eat the cherrys. They were so good.

  39. mcbery says:

    Wow. That looks like a lot of cherries! Yummy. What kind are they? I’ve tried some cherry trees but so far they haven’t done so well. Maybe I planted the wrong kind? What kind are those?

  40. How are you doing, Michel? I hope you are doing well!
    Continued prayers for you and Janine.
    Have you had some delicious cherry dishes this past week?
    I bought some grapes, and now I need to go buy some cherries AND some berries!
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

  41. Peggy says:

    I can almost taste the fresh cherry pie, Michel!

  42. neilc693 says:

    If I had a garden like yours, I think I would try to cultivate melons for preserves. In France, farther south from you, you have a thing called melon d’Espagne, thought to be related to the citron melon found in the American south, and used for similar purposes (jam and candied fruit). I was just thinking about it the other day.

  43. Anne-Marie says:

    Un fruit tellement bon!!! En avons mangé des norvégiennes trouvées sur la route dernièrement. Délicieuses !

    Amitiés de Bruges actuellement

  44. bernard25 says:

    Bonjour ou Bonsoir MICHEL bon clafoutis tarte cerises et confiture

    Épice de vie

    Il y a dans ma vie, une épice rare
    Cette une poudre magique qui transforme mon quotidien
    en rayon de soleil dès qu’elle se répand sur un problème à résoudre
    J’ai cette chance inouïe de posséder cette substance
    Quand je traverse des temps difficiles
    Quand j’ai besoin de courage et d’énergie
    pour faire face au nouveau jour qui naît
    C’est alors que mon épice magique
    vient poivrer ma journée de compréhension, d’écoute active
    Son parfum me soutient, sa force me guide, son arôme de discrétion me protège
    Le plus beau souhait que je puisse vous faire
    C’est de trouver cette poudre magique
    de la répandre avec amour
    Cette épice de vie a pour nom
    ” Amitié ” Bisous Bernard

  45. Zakiah says:

    The cherry tree is loaded with the fruit Michel. Janine looks so happy tending to the tree. How good that you can help her pick the cherries. You planted 40 dahlias?? That is amazing. I cannot wait to see all the blooms. I have dahlias in my garden too, but not as many as yours.
    Love and hugs to both of you.

  46. I love cherries! Please be careful picking them. I always get nervous if I have to get on a ladder.

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