Monet, Monet, Monet: Impressions Of An Impressionist’s Gardens In Giverny

Avalon Creativity docked in Vernon on Friday, and we visited Giverny, home to Claude Monet. © 2012 Ralph Grizzle

On Friday, Avalon Creativity docked in Vernon, France, and we visited the home and gardens of the impressionist artist Claude Monet. Giverny was exceptionally beautiful on the morning we visited, and the day is perhaps best conveyed in our own impressions though the following photos.

Half-timbered homes in Vernon. © 2012 Ralph Grizzle
We spent three hours in Giverny, home to Claude Monet. © 2012 Ralph Grizzle
In Giverny, home to Claude Monet. © Ralph Grizzle
In Giverny, home to Claude Monet. © Ralph Grizzle
In Giverny, home to Claude Monet. © Ralph Grizzle
In Giverny, home to Claude Monet. © Ralph Grizzle
In Giverny, home to Claude Monet. © Ralph Grizzle
In Giverny, home to Claude Monet. © Ralph Grizzle
In Giverny, home to Claude Monet. © Ralph Grizzle
In Giverny, home to Claude Monet. © Ralph Grizzle
AIn Giverny, home to Claude Monet. © Ralph Grizzle
My son Alex enjoying the day. © 2012 Ralph Grizzle
In Giverny, home to Claude Monet. © Ralph Grizzle
Inspiration for Claude Monet’s Water Lilies paintings. © Ralph Grizzle
Inspiration for Claude Monet’s Water Lilies paintings. © Ralph Grizzle
Inspiration for Claude Monet’s Water Lilies paintings. © Ralph Grizzle
My son Alex captures his impressions in Giverny. © 2012 Ralph Grizzle
In Giverny, home to Claude Monet. © Ralph Grizzle
In Giverny, home to Claude Monet. © Ralph Grizzle
In Giverny, home to Claude Monet. © Ralph Grizzle
In Giverny, home to Claude Monet. © Ralph Grizzle
In Giverny, home to Claude Monet. © Ralph Grizzle
The tomb of Claude Monet in Giverny. © 2012 Ralph Grizzle
In case we come back . . . © 2012 Ralph Grizzle

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