Travel Journal... Giverny

It’s almost spring! I love it when those seed catalogs start coming in the mail. A while back I got to spend some time at Giverny. That is where the impressionist Claude Monet lived and painted, it's just outside of Paris. His home and gardens were so beautiful, full of daily inspiration for him I am sure. The day we went there was a brief shower, I thought all of the umbrellas added to the dreamy scene.

It took me time to understand my waterlilies. I had planted them for the pleasure of it; I grew them without ever thinking of painting them.
— Claude Monet