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  1. Monica & Marlyn
    August 3, 2022 @ 11:27 am

    Your dress was perfect for the garden! Loved the tiles in the kitchen.


  2. Judy Gattis
    August 3, 2022 @ 11:34 am

    Absolutely stunning. Oh the geraniums!!!! In spite of the heat, I’m sure it was a treat!


  3. Cindi Ludwig
    August 3, 2022 @ 11:47 am

    What a lovely assortment of photos depicting the house and the garden. I love the mixture of colors! Now plan more activities in air conditioned spaces and avoid the heat as best you can.


  4. Charles Gattis
    August 3, 2022 @ 11:51 am

    Such a beautiful place! Thanks for sharing your visit with us.


  5. Mary Lee Prout
    August 3, 2022 @ 12:01 pm

    Thank you for the lovely pictorial tour. I adore that place and would love to revisit it. Also, thoroughly enjoyed Monet’s comment about his preferred gardening style.


  6. Nancy Colin
    August 3, 2022 @ 1:22 pm

    Thank you for a walk down memory lane. My favorite painter by far. When I visited Musee de l’Orangerie years later, I thought I had gone to heaven. All so lovely.


  7. Pat
    August 3, 2022 @ 2:33 pm

    I had not thought of Monet as an actual gardener until your comment about him not liking ‘constrained garden’. Here is what I found on Google:

    Who planted Monet’s garden?
    With the help of his family and six gardeners, Monet planted, nurtured and composed his garden — a world of flowers made up of yellow, pink and red roses arrayed on the ground and draping over metal arches; patches of bright red geraniums; pale purple lavender; deep purple pansies; irises; impatiens; peonies and more.
    He had spent his entire youth moving from town to town along the river Seine. But wherever he lived, he planted flowers. He justified his obsessive garden-making on the grounds that flowers gave him a subject to paint while he was indoors

    Thank you for the visit to Giverny


    • lspalla
      August 3, 2022 @ 2:44 pm

      Thank you for the great extra information!


  8. Peggy B
    August 3, 2022 @ 3:09 pm

    Thanks for this lovely virtual visit to Giverny. I can tell we need to pal. A trip back there again!


  9. Mary Jane
    August 3, 2022 @ 3:50 pm



  10. Sally Upchurch
    August 3, 2022 @ 8:22 pm

    What beautiful pictures of a lovely garden! Thank you, Linda, for sharing your adventures.
    This spot is still on my list of places to see.
    I hope the weather cools off soon for you and your friends.


  11. Betsy Cobb
    August 4, 2022 @ 5:06 am

    What a stunning day!


  12. Ann Rivard
    August 4, 2022 @ 7:02 pm

    What a treat for the senses, even if we are missing the sound of the bees and the smell of lavender. Lovely inside and out, especially the yellow dining room and those geraniums! Thank you for making this come alive for all of us! Enjoy and I wish you cooler weather!


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