Despite a cold drizzly day, we ventured an hour outside Paris to Giverny to visit Claude Monet's garden. We were picked up at our hotel, picking up a handful of fellow tourists along the way...all of us from the South. It was country come to town week I suppose...then back to the country, the Normandy countryside.
The rose arbors supporting only bits of new growth but the grounds still full of the color and texture seen in Monet's paintings.
After touring his home and studio (no photos allowed) we headed down the central axis of the garden toward the water garden across the street.
A gentle stream ran towards the water lilly pond.
The pond absent of water lilies, but the garden was also absent of crowds...allowing us to stroll in peaceful solitude.
So scratch one from the bucket list...sort of.
Committed to return and stand in the footsteps of Monet...enveloped in wisteria.
|Scanned from Monet, The Gardener|
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