Monday, November 23, 2009

A Moment in Time at Giverny

Somehow I didn't put two and two together -- Paris and Monet ... but here I am in Giverny for an afternoon. The gardens are absolutely beautiful, more beautiful than the paintings and photographs that I've seen before. I just wish there weren't so many people so eager to see these gardens today. I would love to sit here for an afternoon of peace and quiet and just 'soak up' all of the beauty.

I was drawn to this corner of the pond in the Water Garden - the delicate pink water lily reminds me of the water lilies back home in the pond in our backyard. Although our backyard is nothing as elaborate as Giverny - it is a peaceful escape. But, now having seen Giverny I bet images of it will come to mind once I return home ... and I'm sitting by my own pond.

<<< from my continuing adventures in Laure Ferlita's An Imaginary Trip to Paris class >>>


Krista Meister said...

Claire, this is also one of my favorites of yours. Love the calming subtle greens. How nice that you a peaceful backyard as well at home.

lori vliegen said...

are you suuuuure you're not really in paris?!! you surely write and paint like you are!! hee hee

i hope you have a very blessed thanksgiving, claire! i'm so thankful to know you!! hugs, :)))