Giverny at Easter

April 20, 2019

Claude Monet’s water garden at Giverny on 18th April

It is going to be a sunny and warm long week-end of Easter, and just as leaves feel like bursting out of the buds and bathing in the sunshine, we will be many to take advantage of these lovely days to walk out in the open air, enjoying the breeze on our face.

At Giverny, in Claude Monet’s garden, a special treat awaits visitors: many spring flowers are fragrant. Some smell like perfume, especially on sunny days.

Flowers live their own lives. They want to attract pollinating insects. They make lots of efforts, they dress themselves in bright colors, they produce these intoxicating scents to obtain the favor of insects visit. As human beings, we are not involved in this process. We are just observers, fascinated by their beauty.

After all the colors of the flower garden, the water garden of Giverny is a peaceful heaven where to relax and daydream. To make most of your day, come at opening time or in late afternoon. The best hour is the last one.

Giverny opens on 22nd March

March 4, 2019

Monet’s flower garden at Giverny, France in April

The first flowers are opening at Giverny! And so will Monet’s gardens and house very soon. Christmas roses, pansies, jonquils, daffodils, hyacinths and more are among the early spring flowers. They give colors to Monet’s living painting, his own garden. I’m looking forward to seeing the 2019 show prepared by the 11 gardeners. Hope to see you too in the alleys!

Sunrise on the River Seine

January 21, 2019

One of the joys of winter is that Nature schedules its sunrise show at a decent morning time. This is River Seine at Vernon and Giverny at about 8.30 am in January. Claude Monet would have loved it.

Happy New Year !

January 1, 2019

cross-stitch-monets-house

This unique cross stitch work features Monet’s house at Giverny. I shot it at an exhibition organised by a group of cross stitchers from Vernon. To see all the details, click to enlarge. 

For 2019, I wish you a lot of time to do all what you’ve been wanting to do for a long while. It may be sitting next to the fire place embroidering or organizing your next holiday… Enjoy this new year!