Claude Monet’s Secret Garden

The Guardian in a May 19, 2021 article announced that, after a closure of more than six months, the gardens at Giverny that inspired Monet’s world-famous paintings of water lilies and other masterpieces will reopen. I was reminded of the Vancouver Art Gallery exhibition, “Claude Monet’s Secret Garden” held between June 24 – October 1,Continue reading “Claude Monet’s Secret Garden”

Sunday Evening Reflection: Giverny

Happy Birthday, Claude Monet! I celebrated Claude Monet’s birthday yesterday, November 14, 1840, by going back into my photos of May 15, 2009. That was the day when I first met Claude Monet in his garden, walking along the pathway surrounded by the flowers that inspired his creative spirit. “My garden is my most beautifulContinue reading “Sunday Evening Reflection: Giverny”

The Garden by the River

  “My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece”  Claude Monet The Seine, rising from Source-Seine, 30 kilometres northwest of Dijon in north-eastern France, is one of the most important waterways within the Paris Basin.  It flows 776 kilometres to the English Channel at Le Havre.  The city of Paris boasts 37 bridges that span theContinue reading “The Garden by the River”