Crossings of travels

Croisements de voyages
Crossings of travels

English version below the pictures

Vers la fin du mois de juillet, des enfants se sont rencontrés chez nous après leur retour de voyage et avant de rentrer chez eux ou de repartir pour un nouveau voyage.

Two arrivals

Towards the end of July some children were encountering at our house after returning from trips and before returning to their home or leaving again for a new trip.

Certaines sitôt arrivées se précipitent dans le potager pour avancer les travaux

Works in the veggie garden. Travail intensif dans le potager

As soon as they were arrived some rushed to the veggie garden to advance the gardening works

le lendemain un bon repas réchauffa les coeurs

Part view of the table Vue partielle de la tablée

The day after a good meal brought a good spirit

Cette rencontre est aussi l’ occasion de fêter quelques anniversaires

Yris, Manon, Sarah ( Raphaël is missing on the photo)

This meeting is also the occasion to celebrate some birthdays

Janine et moi étions heureux de leur présence et nous attendons maintenant le 31 août pour une nouvelle réunion.

Janine and Michel (photo taken by our granddaughter Sarah , the one wearing a white top on the previous photo)

Janine and I were happy for their presence and now we are waiting for August 31st for a new meeting

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95 Responses to Crossings of travels

  1. puffpop says:

    Such a happy family. I especially love the picture of you and Janine.
    The cake looks so good. You have good reason to celebrate…
    Blessings for you and your family.

    Take care.
    Love, votre amie
    Francoise.

  2. I always love your stories and pictures of the gardens and family and friends, whether working together, feasting, or just enjoying time together! However, my favorite picture is of you and Janine! God has blessed you with each other in a beautiful marriage!
    Love 💕 ~ Carolyn

  3. cjjustice1 says:

    I always love the pictures of you and your family working, feasting, and just enjoying being together. I especially love the picture of you and Janine. God has truly blessed you with each other in a beautiful marriage!
    God bless and love ❤ ~
    Carolyn

  4. blb1 says:

    You are blessed, surrounded by family. Like the picture with you and Janine.

  5. mrswrangler says:

    Looks like a wonderful time.

  6. You have such a lovely family and you and Janine are looking terrific, Michel!

  7. Eat Right Chef Louisa says:

    Michel, il me fait heureuse de lire le bonheur dans ta famille. C’est une sorte de bonheur qui est rare en fait. Merci pour partarger avec nous des moments très précieux!

  8. A really beautiful post Michel!

  9. atagrandma says:

    Grandchildren are a blessing. Great picture of you and Janine.

  10. Always such a joy to have the children AND grandchildren for a time of love and laughter! So glad you and Janine had such a sweet-memory-making time, Michel!
    OH! Such a beautiful photo of you and Janine! 🙂 You are both looking well! I’m so glad! 🙂 Happy Birthday to all of the recent birthday-“kids” in your family! 🙂
    HUGS!!! and ❤ 🙂

  11. murisopsis says:

    Everyone is happy and helping – no doubt in the kitchen as well as the garden! So good to see you and Janine looking lovely!

  12. Des sourires qui font du bien à voir, Michel !

  13. Carole says:

    Bonjour Papa, bonne journée en effet. Contents de voir tout le monde. Bonne journée on vous embrasse bien fort Carole

  14. Annalisa says:

    Que belles photos! Merci de les avoir partagées, elle rechauffent le coeur (bien qu’il fait assez chaud à l’extérieur, le coeur a toujours bésoin de chaleur familiale ou amicale). Mes souhaits à toute ta belle grande famille.

  15. Marion says:

    Michel, you and Janine have a really beautiful family. I love how family members all pitch in to help with the veggie garden. Thanks for sharing your lovely family gatherings. ❤

  16. Rachel says:

    The family continues to grow and change. You and Janine look well. Life is full and you celebrate it well!

  17. Peggy says:

    Family is so precious!

  18. Susan Joos says:

    Love seeing you and your tribe gathered around the table; precious moments. Having the young people around is like an infusion of energy. What is the cake? It looks so different! When you are having your next wave of company in the 31st, we will be celebrating the first birthday of our Granddaughter! Celebrations all around!

  19. wissh says:

    You must miss the gardening, it’s so wonderful that your children help you when they visit. As always, I loved seeing your beautiful family. Janine must drink from the Fountain of Youth.
    ❤️ Christine

  20. You and Janine have created a home that celebrates family. It blesses us all to see the generations together, working and rejoicing together. You have given your family a great inheritance. God bless you both. ❤ Caroline

  21. Beautiful picture of family gathering. Love the photo of you and Janine. Enjoy the rest of summer and the comings and goings as family members stop to visit when they are in transit from point A to point B. Thank you for sharing your family. It makes me smile. ❤ Marilyn

  22. i love how everyone helps 🙂 that is the test of a loving family xox
    you and janine look happy – stay well ❤

  23. Julie says:

    Its lovely to see the family coming and goings to your house , I am sure your grandchildren enjoy coming your house. We had a family last weekend when we went down to Barry with Laura , Ian and the boys for my nephew’s baby girls christening , it was great family time

  24. Family is the greatest gift of all! ❤

  25. judyrutrider says:

    Thanks for including us, your online fans, in your family dinner. Your family feels familiar to me after enjoying their activities year after year.,..especially the Duchess.

  26. neilc693 says:

    It’s always good to see the family tending the garden, not just because of the work done. Everyone still cherishes the garden so the values are intact!
    Now I think I see some dandelion-family plants in the picture. Are they wild weeds, or do you harvest the greens?

    • Weeds in fact are wild species ! 🙂 At the foreground you can see : Sonchus asper and in the background on the right : a small patch of Erigeron canadensis that I let growing to find exactly the name with my flora .
      Thanks to ask, Neil.

      • neilc693 says:

        Aha—Sonchus, the “sowthistle,” we have it too. Those leaf edges are more regular than what I see, but I thought that flower head looked familiar! I think here we have S. oleraceus.

      • You’re right, Neil, Sonchus oleraceus is common.
        But the specie in the foreground is Sonchus asper (rough Sonchus )with spiny leaves.

      • neilc693 says:

        I look again at the photos in Wikipedia and now I’m not sure what are growing in the fields and yards around here. Whatever it is, it is very spiky (and pretty, I think).

      • Feebly spiny,, average spiny, strongly spiny you go from Sonchus oleraceus to Sonchus asper via the hybrides. Besides, Neil, there are others species with this type of yellow inflorescence that are not Sonchus ! Those yellow Radiacéas are the despair of the botanist! 🙂

      • neilc693 says:

        According to this description, oleraceus, asper, and arvensis are all common here. (It appears that one of the pictures was taken right in my neighborhood, too.) That would account for the uncertainty! What are Radiacéas ?

      • Thanks to ask , Neil . Instead or read Radiacea , please read compositea or Asteracea , a huge flowering plants family such Dendelion, Daisy, Dahlia, and… Sonchus etc…! 🙂

      • neilc693 says:

        Oh, yes, that one has some of my other favorites, like chicory. It’s good that you let the “interlopers” visit the yard! 🙂
        That’s a nice charlotte too. Trifles are extra nice when one doesn’t skimp on the fruit and the custard. A nice gathering!

      • I agree Neil. There was another charlotte filled with chocolate. The grandchildren prefer with chocolate !!! 🙂

      • neilc693 says:

        Now I discover that some famous exotic Hawai’ian plants are a subgroup of Asteraceae : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argyroxiphium . I guess the scientific consensus now is that it evolved from a plant that arrived from the mainland a few million years ago (like that Hawai’ian raspberry). One of the principal botanists has information on the Web. I never expected those things were actually daisies!

      • From my garden in Hawaii, Asteraceae make you travel, Neil !! 🙂
        We may ask how the botanists found those exotic plants of Hawaii were Asteraceae. At first sight those special flowers do not look like a sonchus or a daisy !! 🙂 However they have the same inflorescence : flowers gathered to form a a head or capitulum , typical of the Asteracaea family.

  27. suester7 says:

    I love seeing pictures of you and your family, Michel!

  28. Stéphanie says:

    Super voir une partie de la famille en réunion. Bisous à tous et toutes.

  29. Barbara Lenhard says:

    It is so wonderful to see you enjoying so many of your beautiful family, Michael Love, Barbara

  30. Lavinia Ross says:

    That is a beautiful family gathering, Michel! You and Janine are looking forward to August 31st for another meeting with everyone. Such a wonderful family!

    Much love to you , Janine and the family. ❤
    Lavinia

  31. marica0701 says:

    I love the photo of you and Janine together 🙂 And that dessert looks so delicious and pretty!

  32. mlbncsga says:

    Mornin Glorie! I love the pictures, especially when you gather around the table, everyone seems so happy…of course they would be with that wonderful strawberry cake! Happy Birthday to everyone!!! ilym

  33. calmkate says:

    What a really delightful family time and so nice to mark them with these photos and a post ❤

  34. Zakiah says:

    Such an immeasurable blessing to have your family around you, loving, laughing and eating the food from the earth. I love your family Michel. Be blessed always.

  35. I love seeing your family gather in that familiar blue dining room. Manon is so grown up! I remember when she and her brother were tiny. You and Janine do look well. Blessings to you and your wonderful family.

    Love,
    Julie

  36. Love your stories of family and your marriage. Blessing galore.
    Love E

  37. L. Marie says:

    What a lovely celebration. And what a lovely family you have, Michel. What kind of cake is that? Are those Madeleines?

  38. Just wanted to stop by and say “Hi!” 🙂 And leave some (((HUGS))) for you and Janine! 🙂
    Prayers and ❤ , too!

  39. bernard25 says:

    Coucou mon Ami Michel merveilleux couple que vous faites toi et ton épouse bonheur à vous

    Et bien si nous dessinions un rêve
    Il faudrait qu’il soit beau bien entendu
    Il faudrait qu’il soit doux, cela va de soi
    Il faudrait qu’il donne envie, ce serait l’essentiel
    Il faudrait que ses couleurs soient merveilleuses, c’est évident

    Si, cette réalité, nous la faisions belle et douce
    Pleine d’envie et remplie de couleurs merveilleuses
    Si nous la copions sur nos rêves
    Alors nous ressemblerions à des gens heureux
    C’est avec ce petit écris que je viens
    Te souhaiter une belle semaine de douceur et que le soleil soit au rendez-vous dans ta demeure
    Bisous
    Bernard

  40. Michel,
    I got a message from Angy (cocosangel) and she said this…
    “I have seen notices about new posts, but unfortunately I cannot comment. For some reason I am blocked on WordPress.com! I don’t know why???
    You can let everyone know, that I cannot get into posts, and that is why I have been silent.”

    If you know of anyone else who comments Angy’s blog, please let them know.
    Thank you! 🙂
    I hope she can get the WP situation straightened out! I miss her around here!

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