Welcome to a new week! How was your weekend? Ours was a lovely balance of family time, quiet time and social time.
Last week I shared my visit to the New York Botanical Garden with my boys to visit the Haunted Pumpkin Garden. Since we were already there and my 10 year old had studied Monet last year in school, we took advantage of Monet’s Garden, the multi-layered exhibit that will end October 21st.
Inside the Enida A. Haupt Conservatory, one could see the various plantings that Monet grew in his own garden and a replica of the famous Giverny bridge had you doing double takes.
But, it was what lay just outside the Conservatory that really caught my eye. Pools of water lilies…arguably, the most famous of Monet’s subjects.
Wouldn’t it be amazing to visit Giverny and see the gardens that Monet designed? Have you been there?
Enjoy the beauty in nature as you go through this next week!
pve design says
There is something so peaceful about taking time out to visit a garden here or all the way in France. I love how Monet and Water lilies go together. Your photos are really lovely. The Botanical Gardens needs to hire you for their PR team and a set of your photos sold in the shop would be a lovely thing!
A Perfect Gray says
absolutely lovely, elizabeth. whether it's in a painting, or your beautiful photography, those lilies are stunning. donna
Acquired Objects says
Such a beautiful post, thank you for sharing your day Elizabeth. I had no idea there were so many different types and colors of water lilies.
Sandy @ You May Be Wandering says
Beautiful photos from one of my favorite places! Thanks for sharing, Elizabeth!
I Dream Of says
So beautiful, Elizabeth. How fun for your son to be able to see the paintings he studied come to life! I was lucky to travel to Giverny years and years ago to spend a couple weeks painting there. It was one of the most magical experiences in my life. We had access to the garden when it was closed to the public, no one there but us artists and a handful of gardeners. You almost expected Monet himself to round the corner of of of the flower-lined alleés. It still gives me shivers to think about it. Thanks for conjuring up those memories this morning!
Have a lovely week!! XO
So pretty! Would love to visit Giverny gardens one day…
I agree you could be on their PR team! Your photos are absolutly gorgeous. We have a small man-made pond in our yard and next year I hope to get some water lillies to grow in there, although I'm not sure they'll survive with my kids jumping in and out on hot summer days! 🙂 Thanks so much for the congrats on my post today – fingers crossed for good things to come. 🙂
Splendid Sass says
Thank you so much for sharing these gorgeous images, Elizabeth. Oh how wonderful to go to Giverny and see all of this, but lucky you are to have such an exhibit near you.
My children have a school garden at their grade school and it includes a pond with water lilies…it is magical when they bloom! You really captured this well in your photos. Thank you for a great post!
The Buzz Blog says
We keep waiting to see fairies dancing along the leaves in your pretty pictures. We've seen Giverny but it's been way too long…
C + C
Loi Thai, Tone on Tone says
Hi Elizabeth ~
Thanks for the reminder here. This exhibit ends soon, and I plan on driving up to see it. Can't believe I waited so long…..been really busy. Gorgeous photos!
These are gorgeous! I wish I could go!
The Yuppie Files says
My mom is an artist & looooves Monet. I was dragged around a lot of art museums as a kid! Have not been to Giverny but its on my wishlist!
EB – Loved this post. I visited there in my 20's and remember most his yellow painted dining room with blue and white china more than the gardens. That is why I have blue china now, but alas no yellow dining room…..oh well. Sounds like you are enjoying all that Fall brings. Hope to talk soon! xo, Nat
Stunning pictures, Elizabeth! Thank you for sharing this beauty! Antonia (from BYW boot camp)