Photographer's Note

My wife and I have been avid gardeners for many a year and had always dreamed of seeing Monet's garden in Spring. So we flew to Paris from London and then took the tour bus to Giverny. With only three nights in Paris we didn't have the luxury to wait for the rains to clear and being promised that the skies will clear by the time we arrived at Giverny, we set off.
Of course it rained most of the time we were at Monet's residence and had to walk around his garden mostly under the cover of our umbrellas. Most of the flowers were drooping under the weight of the water drops. Nevertheless, it is an inspirational place when one considers that the gardens are the result of such passion and love for nature.
Of course for the current gardeners, whether sun or rain, the work is never done whatever the weather.

Inside Monet's house are innumerable treasures of a different kind. I might post a few images from his studio and kitchen later.

We were told by one of the tour guides that as soon as he awoke, Monet used to look out of the window to see what sort of day awaited him. If the weather was miserable, so was he for the rest of the day. i think he had the same attitude towards a sunny day as Turner did, whose last words on his deathbed were,"Light is God."

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