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The Pondering Photographer & Monet's Garden.

For the last three weeks, I’ve been traveling along a virtual railroad track, as I’ve steadily written letters to dead artists in alphabetical order, and have been really proud of myself for sticking to the timetable. 941 more words


First impressions of rural Normandy

Normandy’s countryside made for a picturesque day of driving, the most we would have this week. Quilted fields of yellow-flowering rapeseed and white-flowering orchards bordered pastures where cows of all colors grazed by half-timbered barns. 423 more words


Day Trip to Giverny

“Day Trip to Giverny” is a drawing of a scene I photographed in Monet’s garden .  I have often looked at the 2012 source photo but it looked a bit daunting to draw.  189 more words


Claude Monet's Gift of Peace to the Nation and his Garden in Giverny

Few scenes are as well known as the waterlilies in Monet’s garden which featured again and again in his famous paintings.  With its famous arched bridge, willow trees, clumps of bamboo and row boat moored casually, each vignette is a perfect moment  waiting to be captured on canvas.  263 more words

Blooming Marvellous

It’s been a while since I last sat down and actually penned a bucket list – these days, mine tends to be more of a mental note – though had I done so prior to moving to Lyon, visiting Monet’s garden would have sat pretty high up on it. 822 more words


A day in Giverny

Hey guys!

The last couple of days have been so warm and sunny it finally feels like winter might be over, which makes me HAPPYYYY :) Coming back from the sunshine and long days in Europe to miserable Melbourne winter was really hard, but the first hints of spring are always exciting to see.  488 more words