As a friend recently asked, “What is it about December that brings out the ‘year in review recaps’ and ‘predictions’ in all of us?”  I don’t know the answer, but I do feel myself being sucked in.  Because the “A to Z” series I incorporated into my 365+1 photo blogging project has been so well received, I thought I’d […]

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 […]

Legend has it that Claude Monet noticed the small village of Giverny while looking out of a train window.  It must have been love at first sight, because he quickly moved there and rented a house nearby.  By 1890 he had enough money to buy the famous pink crushed brick house with green shutters and […]

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 […]

The Monet Garden at the Overland Park Arboretum may be one of my favorite parts of the park.  Inspired by Monet’s garden in Giverny, France, the one-acre garden has willow trees, perennials, water lilies, and a koi pond that make you feel as if you’ve stepped into one of Claude’s paintings. What do you think? […]