My little bridge

Mon petit pont

English version below the pictures

Juste avant ce week-end du 10 au 12 juillet 2021, des ouvriers ont creusé une tranchée devant notre maison pour installer des câbles électriques et des fils ou fibres de communication.
Pour que nous puissions entrer et sortir avec les automobiles, on nous a placé une grande plaque d’acier sur la tranchée. ça forme vraiment un petit pont (photo 1) et ça donne à ma modeste demeure une allure de petit château Renaissance!! (photo 2). Sur cette photo 2 on voit aussi l’entrée menant directement à la cour arrière.

Et puis, un pont éveille toujours l’imagination. Du haut du pont, on aperçoit la rivière qui coule qui est l’image de la vie. Mais un pont peut aussi être au-dessus d’une voie ferrée qui se déploie à l’infini, une véritable source d’inspiration. Si le pont est au-dessus d’une autoroute, on peut observer du haut du pont la fourmilière des voitures qui vont et viennent. Tout cela donne une image de la vie et de l’activité humaine.

Enfin, nous devons nous préoccuper de construire des ponts entre les humains pour plus de fraternité et de solidarité.
Un pont n’est jamais un lieu anodin mais une source d’inspiration

Cette entrée peut aussi faire le pont entre mon arrêt en mai dernier et ma reprise début juillet. Merci.

photo 1
photo 2

Just before this weekend of July 10 to 12, 2021, workers dug a trench in front of our house to install electric cables and communication wires or fibers.
So that we could get in and out with the automobiles, we were placed a large steel plate on the trench. it really forms a small bridge (photo 1) and it gives my modest home an allure of a small Renaissance castle !! (photo 2). On this photo 2 we also see the entrance leading directly to the backyard.

And then, a bridge always awakens the imagination. From the top of the bridge, we can see the flowing river which is the image of life. But a bridge can also be above a railroad track that unfolds endlessly, a true source of inspiration. If the bridge is over a highway, one can observe from the top of the bridge the anthill of cars coming and going. All this gives a picture of life and human activity.

Finally, we must be concerned about building bridges between humans for more fraternity and solidarity.
A bridge is never a trivial place but is a source of inspiration

This entry can also bridge the gap between my stopping last May and my resumption at the beginning of July.

Thank you.

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105 Responses to My little bridge

  1. murisopsis says:

    I am so very glad to see you posting again! Indeed the bridge is an inspiration and provided necessary transportation as well as welcome connection from one (person or place) to another!! I am very eager to cross all these bridges to visit your world!!

  2. KB says:

    I am delighted to see your post. I like the cheerful red of the bridge, although I’m sure there’s a practical reason for that. I’m building a new garden. Perhaps I should build a bridge in it!

  3. maidyk says:

    bonjour Michel,
    Votre maison a vraiment une belle forme originale . Un pont peut être très romantique, mais vous avez certainement hâte que votre entrée soit rebouchée en “bonne et due forme”.
    bises !

  4. mrswrangler says:

    I am glad you are back. A bridge can be many things that is for sure.

  5. judyrutrider says:

    Your house brings a literal meaning to the phrase, “A man’s home is his castle.” It’s beautiful! If you have ever told us the history of your house, I don’t remember it and I would love to hear about when and by whom it was built.
    No matter how much you love bridges, I know you will be happy when the moat around your house is covered again.

  6. blb1 says:

    Now I had never even considered the ‘human’ bridge and in this day we have so many tearing down those.

    Your house is huge, may I ask how many rooms? It looks like 3 levels plus a basement.

  7. Eat Right Coach Louisa says:

    Bonjour à toi dans ton petit château Renaissance! Je suis très heureuse de lire un nouveau article par toi; Michel. J’espère que tu te sens mieur après le petit arrêt. J’aime bien que tu regardes ton environs avec tant d’humeur et curiosité. Bien à toi et ta femme. à bientöt!!!

  8. Bridges are definitely inspirational. I love bridges.

  9. Welcome back, Michel!
    You live in quite a grand house! There must be so much history in those walls!

  10. I’m glad to see you back here. If your house is a castle, then you must be a King.

  11. sherazade says:

    Very interesting article and thank you so much.
    Hoping you are fine 🦋💚

  12. Welcome back, Michel. Because everyone appreciates your kindness, we are glad to see you. Hope all is well!

  13. Karen Fidler says:

    I love the pictures and thoughts about your bridge, Michel! I love also that you are back! Just in time for my summer break when I have more time to read and comment! I’m happy that you and yours continue well and healthy. I am enjoying my rest after a year of “Covid” teaching with students both in person and online! Love, Karen

  14. Joyce says:

    michel, welcome back to wordpress and facebook, sharing your thoughts and inspirations with your readers. your house is beautiful, and i am sure there are many memories over the past 35 years you’ve lived there. i appreciate your insights about the bridges. you are a wise man.

  15. Caro says:

    Bonsoir Papa, c est une sacrée tranchée…c est vrai que c’est inspirant et c est d actualité mais en ce moment le covid divise 😏
    Cette maison est magnifique 😅😅je te souhaite une bonne soirée je vous embrasse

  16. What a beautiful, poetic post! You have been missed. I am glad you are back. ❤

  17. Rachel says:

    Bridges give hope. Bridges lead to adventures. My “adventures” with my friend has led me to places I may never see in person. I am glad for this bridge, my friend. 🌹

  18. Susan Joos says:

    Your house is beautiful! At least the red bridge is cheerful, but you may be more cheerful about it when it is gone.

    Glad to welcome you back!

  19. cheriherald says:

    I’m so glad to see you posting again. I have missed you. That is your poet’s soul that prompts you to link the different kinds of bridges from viewing a construction project. A friend of mine called it “constellating”, the way the ancients linked the stars to form pictures. He is a wonderful poet. you’re pretty wonderful, too. ❤

  20. whyzat says:

    Hi Michel! I especially like the bridges built between us through these WordPress posts! Sometimes I think that the rise of social media was a disaster for humanity, but then I realise that I would never have “met” you and our other online friends! I hope you and Janine are well.

  21. Doug Thomas says:

    Glad to have you back, Michel!

  22. Isabel Capillas says:

    So happy to see you back Uncle Michel. I saw a little bridge leading to a beautiful house with lovely people in it. ❤️

  23. vickyvix2 says:

    Je suis tres heureuse de vous voir ici, apres votre “pont”!

  24. Lavinia Ross says:

    It is good to see you again, Michel! I trust you and Janine are well. ❤

    • I am trying to be well, Lavinia! ❤

      • Lavinia Ross says:

        I hope the garden is giving you and Janine many good things to eat. It is drier than normal here, and we are doing a lot of watering.

      • After the drought in May , it was raining everyday in June and until half July . The soil was soaked and the veggies are ill ( too much water ) . The weather does not help the gardening in France ( and even for le fields and wineyards ). I imagine how much wartering you have to do with the heath in the west coast of the USA and Canada .

  25. Peggy Flora:
    Glad you are back, Michel! Hope you both are well. Interesting post and beautiful home!

  26. Julie Hamilton says :
    So good to see you, Michel Fauquet! I read your post but I can’t comment there. Love seeing your beautiful home.

  27. Nancy Stuebs says:
    I left a long reply on WordPress, and it showed it went through, but I do not see it now. My computer has been having a few “freeze” problems, maybe that is why. Talked a bit about all sorts of bridges we have encountered over the years. Forgot to mention how much I have loved your home since first seeing pics of it years ago!! Enjoy your bridge. Hope you don’t have to cross it for long!! ❤ Love Nancy and Ken.

  28. Kathy Colvin says:
    So very glad you are back! And I agree with you about bridges symbolizing joining people. I wish we had more bridges right now because so many seem so divided. Loved the pictures. Thank you for sharing. Blessings and Love, kc

  29. Carol McKay Harper says:
    Beautiful home! I’m so glad you are posting again. I love your stories.
    Myriam Morange says:
    La pause est donc mise au repos ? Super! Bises à vous deux

  30. marica0701 says:

    Welcome back! 🙂 And your house is so beautiful!

  31. Welcome back to WP, Michel!!! 🙂
    Beautiful photos of your corner of the world! 🙂 Bridges are always wonderful! And like you said, especially those that unite humans! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

  32. Marion says:

    Your home is a castle, Michel! And, you have a drawbridge now!! All you need to complete the picture is a moat. 🙂

  33. suester7 says:

    Interesting post! Glad to see you blogging again, Michel!

  34. puffpop says:

    Good morning….

    I am just delighted that you are resuming your writing…
    We do need bridges. Without bridges we are separated. Humans need connections. You do have a beautiful home…

    Votre Amie,

  35. Sartenada says:

    Bonjour Michel.

    Je suis content que tu sois de retour. C’était un bon début et j’ai apprécié de voir l’environnement où l’on vit. Très agréable! Merci beaucoup.

    Bonne journée. Amitiés, Matti

    • Et j’ ai le plaisir de retrouver tes articles intéressants sur vos voyages , Matti.

      • Sartenada says:

        Bonjour Michel.

        Merci pour vos mots d’éloge. Jeudi, je présenterai notre croisière sur le Nil en 2011. Il offre non seulement des photos intéressantes, mais les informations.

        Bonne journée à toi. Matti

  36. calmkate says:

    so very glad you’re back Michel! What a delightful share of your own little castle in rural France … how are you and the family?

  37. Cik Tee says:

    Welcome back Michel!! This is the first time I’ve seen your beautiful castle!! You have an absolutely beautiful home. Love, Tima

  38. nannyfountain says:

    Beautiful in thought and beautiful in picture ❤

  39. LGail says:

    I love the pictures.
    It’s so good to see you posting again!!! I worried.

  40. Hi Michel: Bridges of all kinds! Hope you are enjoying the summer. It’s good to catch up with you again.

  41. Your home is lovely! Suitable for such a fine and beautiful family. Thank you for sharing this!

  42. Nancy Clark Hislop says:

    I enjoyed your simile about the bridges. There are, indeed, many types of bridges and they are very important in our lives!

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