Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Thankful Tuesdays: Monet's gardens...

... were lovely.  We had planned a trip to Giverny to visit Claude Monet's house and gardens during our recent trip, and spent a few happy hours strolling about.

The garden was a glorious wilderness of flowers of every hue and size, and abuzz with bees and butterflies...

And those waterlily ponds!  These were tranquil spots, and filled with such clear water.

Its no wonder that Monet chose to feature them in so many of his paintings, with their still water reflecting the clouds and the bright blue sky.

And while walking amidst such loveliness, one cannot help but give thanks to the Creator of beauty, for all that He has bestowed to us to enjoy!

"The heavens declare the glory of God;
    the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

Day after day they pour forth speech;
    night after night they reveal knowledge."

Psalm 19:1-2

What are you thankful for this week?

Mum in the Making


  1. You are so blessed to be able to experience Monet's garden! K and I just read about Monet's garden from a Laurence Anholt title last night and we decided that we will have to visit the garden one day, hopefully.

  2. Rachel: Yes I know! We feel really blessed to have the opportunity to do so. Was it "The Magical Garden of Claude Monet"? that you read? J loves the book very much, and I think he was excited when he got to stand in the yellow dining room that was depicted inside the story!



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