Postcards From Paris…Monet’s Gardens



”However big or small your garden is, if you allow nature to touch your spirit, gardening will bring returns of peace, satisfaction, and well being for as long as you continue to wonder the garden path.”

-Norman H. Hanson


Hello, dear friend…





Today we took the train to the delightful village of Giverny…



 where we then hopped on a shuttle to visit Monet’s Gardens.



Joe and I remembered a wonderful cafe from a trip  years before…



and decided to enjoy lunch there before…




Walking the gardens…and touring the magical soulful home of the impressionist artist Claude Monet.



There are many wonderful stories I could share about this day trip…the scent and beauty of the gardens…the people from many walks of life that we crossed paths with…the charm of the home…food…



however what comes to mind is a story I read about this talented impressionist artist Claude spoke about how he noticed this sweet village while looking out a train window… and at that moment made up his mind to move there…so he rented a house which included the area surrounding it. In 1890 he was able to purchase both house and land…amazing



and it was here he created (a home) the gardens he wanted to paint.


Until next time sweet friend…




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11 Responses to Postcards From Paris…Monet’s Gardens

  1. Joe says:

    Thank you for such a beautiful tour of Monet’s gardens.
    You captured the essence of beauty in your post and the sensuality of the experience.

  2. Cindy Siebold says:

    Thank you Marcia for letting me escape to this beautiful place

  3. Jenny Bonynge says:

    What a dream-filled environment…thanks for walking us through it. The Chopin piece was a beautiful accompaniment.

    • Marcia Ren says:

      Hi Jenny!
      Thank you…I’m sorry for my late reply…I had attended my annual retreat in California and have been doing lots of catch-up once I returned back home. I hope all is well.

  4. Shannon says:

    Beautiful God’s hands at work with help from humans

  5. Marge says:

    What delightful text and photos! Merci to you for sharing with us. Marge

  6. Donna Kelly says:

    Thank you for sharing the wonderful gardens! Its fun to live vicariously through you and Joe on your trip xoxo

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