Friday, November 25, 2011

Monet's Garden

Claude Monet. This photo adorned the wall of the ladies restroom. Had to take a snap of it.
Monet's home. The kitchen was covered floor to ceiling in blue and white tiles, gave me the impression of a Dutch home. The geraniums were flowering and the ivy leaves were a glorious red and burgundy.
The famous lily pond. This area is very deceiving, it is not as big as you think. Unfortunately there were people everywhere trying to photograph it. The trees were glorious in Autumn foliage.
The famous japanese bridge over the lily pond, it must be very strong with the amount of people on it. A reproduction of this area was hanging in the shop and at a distance, it was lovely. Up close I realised that his brush strokes were very long and very simple. I hadn't studied his work up close before.
Our visit was an Autumn one. Majority of the flowers had withered and died. It was the last day of the season and the garden and home was to be closed for winter. I had always wanted to see this and I am pleased I did. I am an Autumn toned person and the trees were spectacular in colour. Only comment from John, was, "where's the veggie garden?"


  1. I'm glad you got to see it. It's nice to see the photos, it looks lovely.