Thursday, June 9, 2011

A Visit with Claude



Claude Monet that is!

Well, not really (obviously)... but Joan, a designer at the studio, recently visited his home and gardens in Giverny! Her daughter Lauren is living in Paris, so she went to visit. Their pictures are so beautiful - see them below, and you too will feel like you have just visited with Claude himself!


I can just picture him gardening and walking around setting up his easel here and there. What a heavenly setup! I have read that he was a master gardener who loved flowers and let them grow untamed into lush, organic landscapes that outgrew their beds and created natural volume around his home. Simply gorgeous!


I know I am feeling very inspired - thank you for sharing your photos Joan!

2 comments:

pattisjarrett said...

These ARE wonderful pictures. Hard to imagine seeing all that beauty in real life.

Patrice said...

Monet always my most favorite artist. Why of course he was a Master Gardener. The color contrasts are enchanting ~ the parrot tulips are to die for~thanks for sharing