In the forest and in the plain

Dans la forêt et dans la plaine

English version below the picures

Avant de pénétrer dans la forêt ,notre premier petit-fils Simon donne aux chiens ses instructions. . Ces chiens appartiennent à notre fille ainée Carole , la duchesse . Il s’agit d’être discipliné. La photo montre comnbien ils sont attentifs.

Simon teaches the dogs about forest Simon instruit les chiens à propos de la forêt

Before entering the forest, our first grandson Simon gives the dogs his instructions. . These dogs belong to our eldest daughter Carole, the Duchess. It’s about being disciplined. The photo shows how attentive they are.

Cette foret est magique . Elle offre de beaux hêtres et des magnifiques champignons tels que russules, lactaires , polypores . Il y a de quoi s’émerveiller et de méditer quand on progresse à pied ou à cheval sous ces hautes ogives vertes

Russula (champignon, mushroom)

This forest is magic. It offers beautiful beeches and magnificent mushrooms such as russulas, lactaria, polypores..… There is something to marvel at and to meditate on when progressing on foot or on horseback under these tall green arches.

Et quand on sort de cette forêt on s’extasie devant le spectacle d’un champ de blé :

Les blés d’or .
“Mignonne, quand le soir descendra sur la terre
Et que le rossignol viendra chanter encore
Quand le vent soufflera sur la verte bruyère
Nous irons écouter la chanson des blés d’or
Nous irons écouter la chanson des blés d’or”( très vieux chant français )

Oui la nature est là qui t’attend et qui t’aime disait le poète Lamartine

Les blés d’or ans la plaine The golden wheat in the plain

And when we leave this forest we are ecstatic in front of the spectacle of a wheat field:

The golden wheat.
, when the evening descends on the earth
And that the nightingale will come and sing again
When the wind blows on the green heather
We will go listen to the song of the golden wheat
We will go and listen to the song of the golden wheat “
(very old French song )

Yes nature is there waiting for you and who loves you” the poet Lamartine said.

Photos by Carole Fauquet

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110 Responses to In the forest and in the plain

  1. calmkate says:

    wow what an adventure Michel, a forest with the dogs, grandson, beech and mushrooms plus wheat … a really marvellous day out for you! I used to walk through the wheat fields in northern India, so they bring back fond memories for me 🙂

  2. Annalisa says:

    Une description émouvante!
    J’aime bien les mots du vieux chant, bien qu’ils soyent un peu tristes.
    Merci Michel.

  3. That wheat photo is glorious!!
    The red mushroom (which I didn’t know was a real kind of mushroom) looks magical in the clover.
    Your pride in your family and your enjoyment in your adventure show through in your post.

  4. LGail says:

    The dogs are really paying attention! 😊

  5. This is so beautiful, the song is evocative and melancholy in its way. A delightful visit here today. Sending love, ❤️

  6. judyrutrider says:

    I laughed when I read “Yes nature is there waiting for you and who loves you”, because when I’m competing with the pests in the garden, nature doesn’t seem to love me that much. What beautiful dogs! We need more of the Duchess’ photos. She’s a talented photographer.

  7. That wheat looks amazing! I would love to hear their song. The dogs ate beautiful—so it the mushroom! Do you eat these mushrooms?

  8. mrswrangler says:

    Love the wheat picture. Kansas is know as the wheat state.

  9. suester7 says:

    Yes, nature is there waiting for you and who loves you. I’ve been exploring parks, gardens and zoos lately, as we can’t travel overseas. And I must say nature is magnificent. I recently got to see a lion, tiger, rhino and elephant up close, and I marvelled at the size and strength of these animals. There is a raw beauty in these creatures.

  10. Susan Joos says:

    Beautiful! All of it…

  11. blb1 says:

    Oh to walk in the country again. My childhood was spent in forest areas around Grandparents farms. I loved the still of them.

    That mushroom looks like a stray ball. btw not so sure the dogs were listening. lol

  12. Nancy Clark Hislop says:

    The food that the earth provides is a great gift to us!

  13. Beautiful post…photos, narration, song. all are very uplifting! Thank you for sharing your adventure. ❤ ❤ ❤ Much love to you and your family, Michel!

  14. murisopsis says:

    The dogs are wonderful! I love the sound of wheat whispering in the fields – it sounds to me like angels!

  15. Just gorgeous!!!
    BTW, is your daughter really a duchess?

  16. It looks like the dogs will need a good bath after their visit to the forest.

  17. Simon has a beautiful and rapt audience! 😉
    Yes, the forest is magical! And wheat fields do sing. What a beautiful French song you shared, Michel.
    Thank you for sharing the Duchess’ photos with us.

  18. Sartenada says:

    Salut Michel.

    Il semble que les chiens comprennent les instructions. J’ai été étonné de tout ce qu’il y avait à voir dans cette excursion. Merci pour les belles photos. Bonne journée. Amitié, Matti

  19. littlemissbliss says:

    quel âge a Simon? il n’est plus PETIT(-fils), ha ha…
    j’adore les goldens! j’ai eu “Brighton” – il était un golden. je l’aimais beacoup > quel bel aventure!

    • Simon a 31 ans . C ‘est notre deuxième petit -enfants ( sur 15)
      Oui le goldens sont très affectueux . Autrefois nous avons eu u chien, c’était un épagneul breton. .

  20. cocosangel says:

    Lovely post Michel. The dogs are awesome, seems like they love your grandon.

  21. sherazade says:

    Adoro il tuo scritto ma molto la bellezza dei cani!!!

  22. maidyk says:

    bonjour Michel,
    toujours belle cette chanson rétro “les blés d’or” !
    Un champ de blé d’or fait toujours chaud au coeur, celui de ta photo est bien fourni !
    mais en alsace, j’ai remarqué que cet été il est moins beau, peut-être à cause du trop de pluie !
    bises !

  23. maidyk says:

    mais cette année, il y avait énormément de coquelicots et de bleuets dans les champs de blé … c’était magnifique.

    • Tu as raison , Maaidy,c’était une véritable invasion de coquelicots , fleur qui avait frappé les combattants durant la guerre 1914-1918 dans la région d’Albert dans la Somme

  24. Lavinia Ross says:

    A beautiful post, Michel! A wonderful trip through the forest, and I love the old French song!

    Much love to you and the family, ❤

  25. simplysuzu says:

    The wheat looks really golden. I was amazed by the mushroom too. I have never seen anything like that. Is it an edible mushroom?

    • I did not see myself this mushroom but I know the forest where the photo has been taken . I think it is a Russula and perhaps Russula emetica , . We cannot eat it ( not digestible ) ! ❤

  26. nannyfountain says:

    I feel happiness and joy in this post! >3

  27. Rachel says:

    I think my first note did not go through.
    Please enjoy your week! 🌹

  28. Gayle says:

    Beautiful Michel! I marvel at God’s creation!

  29. Caro says:

    Belle entrée Papa j j’espère que le temps s ameliore je vous souhaite un bon dimanche je vous embrasse carole

  30. Marion says:

    Lovely photo of your grandson with the dogs. 🙂 I only ever walk my dogs on lead (long lead) in the forest/bush around our house – too many hopping kangaroos around! 😀

  31. wissh says:

    Hi Michel, I love how you combined nature and photography and poetry in this. I remembered the rustling sound of a wheat field in the wind as I read the poem.
    I hope you are well.
    Love, Christine 💜

  32. Lovely post. I immediately started to remember the Ronsard poem: Mignonne, allons voire si la rose qui ce matin avait déclose sa robe de pourpre au soleil… etc. Thank you for the memory!

  33. Julie says:

    What a great photo of the dogs , they are ready for their instructions from their Master. Hope you are well 🙂

  34. AH..I could literally feel how it was for you to be in each place. The attentive. I love that photo. There’s something special about being in the wood/forest with all it’s trees/bushes/etc and then the wheat field. So lovely. That mushroom..I’ve never seen one like it. Beautiful. Hope all is well with you and yours. ❤

  35. neilc693 says:

    That’s a marvelous mushroom. I never get away from urban areas, so I never see really interesting ones. But you do see some shelf mushrooms in town occasionally (polypores), and I think it is possible to find morels in this geographic area (morilles, Morchella).

  36. Resa says:

    A very lovely post Michel.
    The dogs are wonderful, and the forest beautiful.
    I especially love the song about the wheat. I was born and raised in the Canadian prairies.
    The wheat is life!

  37. Anne says:

    Une forêt, des champs (chants) de blé, poésie infinie de la nature appréciée et des humains et des animaux. Vive notre jolie planète terre !

    Amitiés, AM

  38. puffpop says:

    The beauty that is expressed reaches inward…French is the language of poetry.

    votre amie…toujour

  39. Tudy Flansburg said:
    The dogs look like they get good exercise. I tired dog is a good dog

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