Path at Giverny

January 23, 2012

path-at-givernyA quiet path, early in the morning in Claude Monet’s water garden at Giverny.
The big tree on the right is the trunk of a taxodium, a deciduous coniferous that loves river sides. The big leaves at its feet are petasites, also known as butterbur, a plant that grows wild along the streams in the surroundings of Giverny.
An orange azalea tops a bed of pink tulips and pink forget-me-nots.
This picture was taken last Spring, the 4th of May.

April in Monet’s garden

April 27, 2008

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Spring has come suddenly. It was warm and sunny today, and the sunshine enhanced the bright colors of Monet’s flower garden.

In the water garden the azaleas are in full bloom. On the trees the little leaves look tender and fresh.

April light has a special quality, a sort of sparkling effect that can be noticed on Monet’s footbridge seen into backlight.