Wednesday, September 28, 2011

me in monet's garden

The big site in Giverny is, of course, Monet's Garden. We (Pocket Pacy and I) went first thing in the morning:

I particularly was excited about going because I loved  the book Linnea in Monet's Garden. It's an absolutely wonderful book that brings to life impressionism more than my art history books...I remembered the details from this book much more than the details from my Gardener's Art Through the Ages.  But that might be saying more about me than the book...

I brought this book with me to the garden!
So seeing the pink house, the sunflowers and the garden in real life was incredibly enchanting! I hadn't realized how large the house or the gardens really were.

I had always thought Monet's pink house was a small was not!

the garden was quite expansive, rows and rows of blooming flowers

Linnea in Monet's Garden come to life!

But my favorite part was going to the water lilies! After seeing so many of Monet's water lily paintings it was magical to go where he actually painted them, the scene that inspired his masterpieces:

I tried to draw it myself with an impressionistic flair:

It was such an enchanting place. I didn't want to leave. So, I decided to leave a Pocket Pacy here in my stead:

Maybe she will be a part of someone else's impression of Monet's Garden!