The colors in Monet's Gardens are ever changing, but due to Monet's careful planning, something beautiful is always making an appearance. Everything from pansies and crocus, to violets and forget-me-nots, daisies and anemones, to tulips, poppies, peonies, gladioli and snapdragons, any could be sprouting up. Collectively they paint quite the beautiful picture.
Monet arrived in Giverny in 1883 and purchased an older cider house. He gradually designed and planted the garden himself, all with his future paintings in mind. Later after much success in the US with his artwork, Monet purchased some marsh land south of the garden and built the world famous pond. This pond inspired his love for water lilies (of which he incorporated many varietals) and his lacquered Japanese bridges, which is evident in his later works.
During our recent visit to Giverny, I (Nicole) took way too many pictures of my surroundings in an attempt to capture the sheer beauty of the place. Each picture in itself starts to scratch the surface, but collectively I think they speak louder than words. A beautiful painting starts to form as the colors jump out across the page. I hope the pictures capture your attention and entice you to visit some day, you certainly won't regret it :)
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