It’s easy to see how the colors and ambience of Monet’s garden inspired one of the world’s most famous artists. Everywhere you look is a scene worth capturing. It truly is breathtaking.
Megan and I made the 40-minute train ride to Vernon-Giverny this morning. We picked a perfect day and the perfect time of year to tour Claude Monet’s home and gardens in the Normandy countryside.
and dining rooms were definitely the heart of this French country home. Here’s the dining room when the master of the house lived there…
The artist’s studio is now the entrance hall and gift shop to the house and gardens. You step out the back door of what was once the studio into the garden.
Then walk through the garden to the water lily pond where your heart says “Ahhhh…”
Monet said “Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.”
Gazing at the water lilies, I recalled Monet’s words — words that stretch beyond an artist’s canvas to encompass so many other things in life.