20 Sep End of Summer, Monet Gardens Revisited
On this second to last day of summer, I am remembering Monet’s Gardens and the warm sunshine heating up the luscious green earth outside Paris in Giverny, France. The only ones more sad than me to see the flowers fade from the landscape are the busy bees who kept the pollination process going and now must accept that winter is fast approaching. As the leaves fall and wool coats are dusted off, I am reminiscing about my visit to the vibrant gardens of the most masterful painter of water lilies in history. To see the lilies from the same vantage points as Monet was a dream come true.
Monet spent his time painting the water-lily scenes from every angle and in every type of weather in each season and by the angle of the sun. Monet was able to “freeze” time by referring back to the canvass tat corresponded to each scenario. If Giverny is too far from Paris for you to visit (1 hour train ride, plus a 15 minute bus ride to the property) you can see some of the best works from his life in Giverny in Paris. His famous water-lily paintings can be found at Musée Marmottan Monet’s permanent collection and at Musée l’Orangerie where a panoramic display gives you the next best feeling to actually being in Giverny at Monet’s home and gardens.
Please enjoy the Monet Gardens revisited and remember that all photos are the property of The Weekend In Paris. Must obtain permission before use: