Here is Monet’s water lily pond from another angle.  Still visible are the bamboo thickets in the background and the old, green rowboats on the water, but this shot shows a different mix of plants and flowers around the water. You Might Also Enjoy: One Thing, Three Ways:  Monet’s Water Lily Pond Giverny:  Flowers Giverny: […]

Of all the gorgeous things I saw at Clos Normand, Claude Monet’s house in Giverny, his water lily pond was perhaps my favorite.  Surrounded by bamboo thickets and weeping willow trees, the serene pond is flanked by Monet’s old, green rowboat at one end and the Japanese foot bridge at the other. What do you […]

Like the Louvre in Paris, Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, and British Museum in London, Claude Monet’s home and gardens in Giverny was something I had a chance to visit as a child during the years we lived in Europe.  However, it’s been quite a few years since then and I really wanted to go back and experience […]

There have been lots of great sunflower pics posted lately, so I thought I’d join in the fun.  This golden beauty, standing tall in the Monet Garden at the Overland Park Arboretum, was being courted by a bee when I pulled the trigger.  That seems to be a common theme… I also encourage you to […]

I hope you’re not sick of my photos from the Overland Park Arboretum just yet, because there are still a few more to come.  Today I bring you Margaret’s Pond, the largest body of water at the Arboretum and an essential part of the Monet Garden.  The koi are ever-present in this part of the […]