lundi 30 mai 2011

Un arbre avec une histoire dans mon village: l'hêtre Napoléon


Hier soir, j'étais parti à la recherche de l'hêtre Napoléon. Après, quelques kilomètres de marche. Enfin, il était là devant moi!

Entre 1810 et 1811, pour commémorer le mariage de Napoléon Ier avec Marie-Louise dʼAutriche, puis la naissance de leur fils, un garde forestier de Haut-Fays, Henry-Joseph Wirgot, planta dans le bois de Haut-Fays cinq hêtres de la plus belle croissance. De ces cinq arbres, un seul subsiste. Les villageois l'appelle le hêtre Napoléon. voici, quelques photos de cet arbre majestieux au milieu de la forêt.

Et encore quelques belles photos que j'ai pris sur le chemin de cette découverte.

Vous voyez, même au milieu de nul part, il y a de l'histoire.

A bientôt



12 commentaires:

  1. Wonderful story. and the tree...i love it! napoleon is one of my intrest too. someday i will have a painting of napolon whit his white horse in my wall :) i like that painting.. wonderful old tree. it has seen so meny decades, so meny lifetimes..

  2. Marvelous post, and gorgeous photographs!

  3. Hello Jérome:
    A truly majestic and historic tree which, from your images, looks absolutely magnificent - a soaring trunk over which is that wonderful canopy of fresh, gree leaves, only really to be found at this time of year.

    There is, indeed, history to be found in everything and in the most unexpected of places.

  4. P.S. Our comment seems to have come out most strangely. Something, we think, to do with the translation button. So very sorry.

  5. bonjour jerome
    i wou;d love to see those horses one day and the tree is quite something !! wow
    Im pleased that the woods have my name too ! it was a delightful walk would be so nice now to escape this heat !! i like he evenings
    apresto fay x

  6. isn't the world beautiful and our maker, The All Mighty, wonderful?? Thanks for sharing. Richard at My Old Historic House.

  7. How lucky for you to have such beautiful places nearby to go for a walk! Lovely story of the Napoleon tree and beautiful photographs too. I love your new header as well!
    Hope you have a wonderful week, Jerome.

  8. Bon soir Jerôme,
    here - another 'thing' we obviously both like! Trees!
    What a wonderful 'petite histoire'! What a wonderful tree! Merci beaucoup!

  9. What a wonderful place you live and to be able to have such a beautiful walk. Love the history about the majestic beech tree, we don’t have beech trees as old. Wonderful post Jerome!

  10. I miss seeing grand trees such as this, we live in a Desert and so not very many ancient trees... and nothing so green... no moss... these photos are enchanting!

    Dawn... The Bohemian

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