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Monet's Garden

I recently visited Monet’s Garden, in Normandy. You’ve probably heard of it, and of Monet himself, the founder of Impressionism.

The garden itself is rightly famous, although I was surprised to discover that almost all of the plants there are quite common varieties, rather than horticultural curiosities. 41 more words


A walk through Monet's garden at Giverny (1)

Monet’s garden is characterized by a natural, seemingly informal beauty and a tranquil atmosphere, despite the constant stream of visitors.  The large expanse of water reflects the weeping foliage of the surrounding trees and contributes significantly to the peaceful ambience. 48 more words

Waterlilies - take two

I originally wrote this for my FutureLearn Start Writing Fiction final piece.  It was restricted to 1000 words and I wasn’t happy about the ending. I posted it on 15 June.  2,252 more words

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