I recently enjoyed the May-June 2013 issue of Victoria Magazine which invites us back to Claude Monet's garden - Giverny. This was Monet's 20 year passion. The magazine article shares views of the present day maintained garden bursting with roses, poppies, clematis, peonies and an array of vibrant colors.
When we remember his paintings - his water lily pond, the yellow floral covered arbor and his Japanese style bridge all immediately come to mind. In one sense he reminds me of the beloved Tasha Tudor who used her artistic skills to recreate her garden flowers in the books she illustrated. Although different in style, they both embraced the the same passion for gardening.
I just spent the last week visiting my elderly parents in Gloucester, Virginia. These collages share some of those scenes deep in the springtime woods of the middle peninsula. The lush green are a hardwoods trees and foliage are a sharp contrast to the olive green conifer shades I am familiar with here along the front range of the Rocky Mountains.
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I hope you will join me tomorrow for "Friends Sharing Tea"!