This big measuring stick, running alongside a steep staircase leading from a parking lot by the Loire River up to the main street of the town of Amboise, is used to measure the water level during times of flooding.  From the looks of the Loire and surrounding bodies of water this September, they don’t seem […]

“The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets.” ~ Christopher Morley, American author and editor 1890-1957 Or artists, since I came across this gorgeous old bike filled with flowers in Giverny, France. You Might Also Enjoy: One Thing, Three Ways:  Windows in Giverny Giverny:  Row Boats in Monet’s Lily […]

Claude Monet’s home and gardens in Giverny, a charming French town of about 500 people in Normandy, is probably the most spectacular in town.  It’s certainly the most famous.  But there are many other lovely houses in Giverny.  Here are a few of my favorites as we walked from Monet’s house down to the church […]

Just in case you haven’t seen enough French window boxes, I’m here for you… While I probably took 400 photos of windows as we walked through Giverny, from Claude Monet’s home to the church where he is buried, these are three of my favorites. What do you think?  Do you have a favorite below? Giverny […]

Claude Monet’s house in Giverny overlooks a 2 1/2 acre walled garden called the Clos Normand. The crushed gravel walkways are generally laid out in straight lines, but the garden adds a softness around these paths.   Thanks go a large variety of plants, flowers, and trees, the garden is in bloom at least seven months a […]