At Monet's home in Giverny, he made for himself a beautiful landscape in which he could observe, and capture on canvas, variations in light, color and atmosphere.
Here is the Japanese bridge draped with wisteria blossoms, one of his favorite subjects to paint.
He created floral spectaculars in his garden and on his canvases.
Here is his two-story, pink stucco house in Giverny surrounded by flowers. Isn't it beautiful?
The garden and house were restored by the Foundation of Claude Monet over a ten-year period and opened to the public in 1980. Below is a picture of his bright yellow dining room with blue and white porcelain dinnerware.
Blue and white tiles and polished cookware ornament his kitchen.
And the famous Water Garden, which is located across from his home. ~From a small pond fed by a brook, the site grew in majestic proportion to the painter's vision, and its waterlilies became the subject of his monumental canvases that grace the Musee de l'Orangerie in Paris.
Hope you enjoyed the pictures of Monet's Garden. Veranda magazine is one of my favorite magazines.
Today I must run some errands and clean the house and since it's raining outside I plan on reading a book I picked up at Goodwill yesterday titled "Emma's Secret" by Barbara Taylor Bradford. I'm only a quarter of the way through and I love it! Can't put it down.
Tonight I pick up Galen at the airport and we probably won't get home till midnight.
Have a good weekend!