Wednesday, May 5, 2010

marvelous month of May


Woke up to the patter of rain this morning. Lately, it has been warm enough to leave the window open. I love the soft breath of wind and sounds that waft in. We are on a small hill and from my bed I see branches, leaves budding and sky. Feels like I am in a treehouse. I've noticed that there is not as much birdsong in the mornings as there used to be:( That makes me sad.

Today's agenda includes a trip to the gym, library, post office and painting, painting, painting. I am working on big order for a local store. Fun stuff. Luckily no cooking has to be done today. I have a big pot of veggie chili on hand and some of Keith's great quiche.

These pictures were taken at Giverny, in Monet's garden in May. The window is the view from his bedroom! He lived here for 43 years. It is only a short train ride from Paris and we did it as a day trip. SO worth seeing.

My daughter on the Japanese bridge.

9 comments:

Lanyardlady said...

What beautiful pictures. How lucky you were to have visited Monet's garden. We have a jigsaw puzzle of that very bridge that we've never put together. So pretty.

Grace said...

Beautiful garden! I saved the link to my "France" folder for if I ever make it over there.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Oh, that iconic garden! Oh, that iconic bridge!

kirsten said...

I loved visiting Giverny. My daughter and my mom and I went to France a few Mays ago. We also did the day trip, we rented bikes when we got off the train and rode to Monet's garden. It was one of the highlights on my trip for sure. Thanks for bringing back the wonderful memory.

Gifted Typist said...

Those pics make my heart race. For a moment I thought they were your back garden! They are like scenes from Berthe Morisot.

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Becky said...

Beautiful! When I visited Paris we were contemplating a trip to Giverny, but since it was October we thought that maybe it wouldn't be the best time to visit. Next time!

Kathy said...

Those flowers are just gorgeous! I love the birds singing in the morning. It's hard to wake up crabby when you wake up to that sweet sound.

JillB said...

Beautiful pictures! Funny, but I was just looking up tours to Giverny earlier this evening! I'm going to be in Paris in July and would love to get out to the gardens. I went once a few years ago and they were fabulous. But there were a ton of tourists on the bridge when I took my picture - yours is much nicer!

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