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Sunday, 9 September 2012

Sunday Snaps!

Hi everyone.  As you know, I had the pleasure of visiting Monet's Garden in Giverny whilst I was staying with the family in France, and I would like to share this wonderful garden with you here on my Sunday Snaps feature.  Enjoy!


















This one is for Shady!!



As you can see, there was just a riot of colour everywhere, and, obviously, it is completely different as the seasons come and go.  

22 comments:

romance-of-roses said...

Wow, now that was an amazing garden, how wonderful that you got to enjoy it in person. The colors of the flowers are gorgeous, thank you for this lovely tour today and for your sweet visit. Hugs, Lu

Shady Del Knight said...

Hallo, dear Thisisme!
Hallo Eleanor!
Hallo to my good buddy Alfred!
(Is that his "good" side? LOL)

What a glorious explosion of color at those beautiful gardens! I hope everyone takes the time to enlarge the images and drink in the splendor of this serene spot. Strolling through a paradise like this one is the type of activity I enjoy most because it produces a peace and calm afforded by few other experiences. You look fit as a fiddle and I know that you and Ellie are excited about your next getaway coming soon. Happy Sunday evening to you, dear friend Thisisme, and may you have a wonderful week ahead!

Claudia Moser said...

Simply lovely, what a delight for the eye!

Shelly said...

I just know in heaven someday there will be gardens and they will look something like these.

Grammy Goodwill said...

Thanks so much for sharing such beauty. Those gardens are just gorgeous. (So are you and your granddaughter!)

Belle said...

This was wonderful for me as I love Monet's paintings. I saw some originals in Los Angeles once. What a beautiful place and I'm so glad you got to go. You do look wonderful and healthy, as Shady said. Of course your granddaughter looks lovely too. God bless.

Susan said...

Those were the most gorgeous gardens I've ever seen Thisisme! The Dahlias and Geraniums were just the most beautiful. And, I noticed Iris and sunflowers too.

The photos of you and Eleanor were quite lovely...you two photograph well together. And, sweet Alfred! I guess you had to leave him behind.

What an exhilarating trip Diane. Great smiles, and, you made me smile!♥

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

What a wonderful garden so pretty and lovely.......

orchid said...

Dearst Diane,
OMG, "Monet's Garden" What a beautiful place and yes "heavenly" is the word☆☆☆ Happy for your lovely time with your family as well♡♡♡
Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

How beautiful! You sure must love your trips to France!
Duncan In Kuantan

Glenda said...

Breathtaking!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Thanks for sharing so many beautiful photos from Monet's garden.

Becky said...

the gardens are beautiful, the dahlias are magnificent, such vibrant colours. Its definitely on my list of places to visit. Alfred is so cute x

Fiona said...

Hi Diane,

Wow those gardens are just beautiful.

What fantastic photos you have shared with us today.

Yourself and your grandaughter look very alike - 2 very glam ladies!

Have a great week


x

EM Illustrator said...

Oh that's absolutely beautiful, such lovely colours. It really looks summery and very nice. Can understand that you loved your stay there. Have a lovely evening my friend. Big hugs

Olive Cooper said...

It is gorgeous. The house with shutters is wonderful You should have whisked all those pesky fellow tourists out of the way for the picture-that's what I want to do anyhoo. I tell folks all the time images of people is not what I am good at. Flowers yes. thanks so much for your comment today, olive

Steadfast Ahoy! said...

I'm a garden visitor too. I LOVE public gardens and the rare chance to visit private gardens too. Hubby likes to indulge me with planned trips to see special places in bloom. He says it's for me, but I thing he secretly likes them too.
Rosemary

Odie Langley said...

Those pictures are "ALL" gorgeous especially the ones including you and your beautiful grand daughter. Her folks had better get a big stick to control the guys that will be beating a path to her door.

Pat MacKenzie said...

What a beautiful garden - I could see where an artist would be inspired there.

flowers on my table said...

Hello Diane, thank you for your lovely welcome. What a marvellous post and great photos, what a treat to go there. I will come back again tomorrow and catch up with you. It is lovely to be in touch again. I hope you and your lovely family are well? With much love, Linda x

Katherines Corner said...

Such a beautiful place to spend some time. Loved the photos my friend xo

Arham Md Ali said...

My god all these flowers reminds me of Dublin in the summer. Greetings from Malaysia.