On a windy and rainy day we took the train out to Giverny to visit Monet's house and garden. Except for a few paths being closed because the top of a huge tree by the lily pond had broken, and gusty wind, it was all gorgeous!
You can see the wind whipping the trees here!
The overcast sky was probably helpful for macro photos of the flowers …. I did quite a few.
I have not seen a garden like this before, just huge closely packed beds of flowers, absolutely masses, with brilliant colours, and different shades of foliage, all very pleasing to the eye.
Unable to sketch near the lily pond, S satisfied himself drawing Monet's house, which of course is quite unique and colourful inside.
After Monet's garden we saw a really fabulous exhibition at the Musee d' Impressionisme ….. but here is one last picture of the garden.
My son just told that the garden was all pansies and tulips when he was there in Spring ….. what a huge job those gardeners do!