Giverny in Bloom

walled garden drenched in sunshine

a single beauty
mixing it up
darkness and light
seeing the brushstrokes of impressionism  

seeing paint like stripes
I’m smitten

The walled gardens at Giverny, a day trip from Paris, feature the french countryside in full bloom and drenched in sunshine. Dahlias of  rare variety and enormous size bloom in extraordinary shades that remind the eye of  crayola crayons arranged in patterns.   Every  imagineable late summer bloom thrives in deep rows in this tightly packed  garden, giving the impression of as many randomly selected varieties as possible crammed into a given space. What is more amazing is that everything seems to be blooming at once thru these early September days.  The word “impressionism”  comes to mind when viewed at a distance as a canvas of thickly layered paint. Monet’s genius lives on.


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