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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Monet's Garden






The garden is 
immense...






and it is as if...









the garden and house are all one living..







breathing organism...







flowers are potted inside...







and copious windows overlook the 
flowering acres...









I did my best to capture photos
sans tourists, 
but it was almost impossible 
to do it in the house...









I did manage it in the dining room
above and below...
which was a cheery yellow and blue..
and filled with blue willow dishes..







but failed miserably
in the rest of the house...
the studio of course was amazing ...
a large room...

with huge windows...






and a great portion of it roped off
with wonderfully good reproductions of his work on the walls..














it was as if he had just stepped out
of the studio...






stopped at the window...







and decided to paint ...








in the garden...







and who could blame him...







surrounded by such gorgeosity..








as for me..
I am back home after visits with family
back to the studio...








working on deadlines...
finishing up my travel journal...

and journal pages..
working on planning an art show next year in 
Fort Collins..
at Bis Gallerie..

and YOU...
I hope your summer is beautiful...


xo

18 comments:

Fiona Wilson said...

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. Had to stop by yours and so glad I did! Thank you for sharing such great photos - previous post gorgeous too. Wish I'd been there ;)

Jo Murray said...

It was wonderful to see your photos. We were there a year ago and felt like we were transported back in time, expecting to see Monet himself wander out of the house.

Zom Osborne said...

So lovely, thank you. I feel I have had a beautiful walk...

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Great photos....I would have liked to chain myself to a chair in the dining room! The flowers are beyond any public park!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

How wonderful that you made a trip to France. We loved our time there. Every place we went, everything we saw was so beautiful. The timber framed buildings have so much character. Amazing architecture everywhere. With all that beauty around him, how could Monet not be inspired. Have a wonderful day. Tammy

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

These photos are over the top. I was delighted to follow you from the gardens to the house. I would LOVE to see his studio. I understand it is huge.

You made this post so personal and lovely. I really enjoyed seeing things through your eyes, but am also glad you are back in your own studio working your magic.

suziqu's thread works said...

Imagine planting a garden to have as painting inspiration! but I know how such beauty inspires the artist in us - even here on our gorgeous property and garden!
Your photos are once again just breathtaking especially of the pond and surrounding gardens. Simply charming! It must have been hard to share the visit with so many other people!!??
The wisterias and irises amongst the forget-me-knots are divine not to mention all the various colour combinations!
What memories you must hold in your heart!

Caterina Giglio said...

Fiona, thanks so much for stopping by, so nice to meet up with you.. loved your blog..

Caterina Giglio said...

Jo, you are so right, it felt as if he was around somewhere... they did a great job of putting the house together and of course the garden is over the top..

Caterina Giglio said...

So glad you enjoyed the tour, Zom!! Thanks for stopping by!

Caterina Giglio said...

Mary Ann, I think you would have loved all of his Japanese prints in the entry... none of my photos turned out, but they were pretty cool...

Caterina Giglio said...

I agree, Tammy it is stunningly beautiful and the timber buildings are just amazing.. would love to go back soon! thanks for stopping in, always nice to have you here!! xo

Caterina Giglio said...

E... it is really large .... as I said it is roped off to keep the tourists off the furniture and out of the effects, and the windows are so big, even on a cloudy day, it was light filled. So happy you enjoyed the tour, the gardens of course are very different than what he had, they are now truly over the top!! x

Caterina Giglio said...

Suzi, the sheer number of tourists at one time was difficult, I am a claustrophobe, so it was even harder for me. I did manage to get a few photos that showed the glory without tourists, but the steady single file of people in the house made it almost impossible.. The wisteria, was breathtaking... x

Dorthe said...

Welcome home dear Caterina, your travels have been giving so much food to your soul, and thank you for showing us too, all the beauty, both inside and in the garden. I have a book written by a Claire Joyes, it is called :Eating with Monet , in danish, and shows the yellow room, and a lot of other pictures from the house and the garden...and giving recioies from back then!!
Haven`t looked into it for long, so thank you for reminding me, dear friend.
Hugs,Dorthe

Caterina Giglio said...

Your book, sounds fabulous... I will look for it, as it would be very nice to have, especially with recipes! So happy you enjoyed the tour, dear Dorthe... I promise I will get out to visit your beautiful blog very soon!! Big Hugs back to you!!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Must have been so hard to leave that gorgeous place. xox

Chris Gray said...

I have so enjoyed re-living the experience of this beautiful garden with you Cat!

Maybe it will inspire some gorgeous collage panels!?

x C