You will always have your flowers, Mr. Monet


As I mentioned in an earlier post, I was just waiting for a sunny day to return to Giverny to make a new set of pictures. Except that Miss Sun, continued like an indefatigable child to play her clever hide-and-seek game, shining when I was at work, and hiding over the weekends. Today, I lost patience with her childish stance. I hopped into the car and drove to Giverny without paying heed to her anymore. It was lightly raining but “Tant pis !”

Tant pis?”  Not at all. It was rather “Tant mieux” !  As I got there – and after a stroll in the Musée des Impressionistes to drink in Signac’s colors of water – I was taken aback by the rain’s effect on Monet’s garden. The colors were intense and flowers were dressed up in all their finery, scintillating droplets adding the finishing touches.

After a shower of Signac’s colorful waters, Monet’s dewy garden came as a sweet-scented smorgasbord for the senses.

This is how I spent a wonderful unsunny afternoon.

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I must have flowers, always, and always

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Here are pictures from Giverny, taken 2 years ago to the day. Now it is great time to visit that place again, not to update the pictures, but to make better ones. Especially that Giverny is now organizing a temporary exhibition on “Signac and the Colours of Water” as part of the second Normandie Impressionniste festival. My “coupe file” ticket is already in the Continue reading “I must have flowers, always, and always”