France 2009 – Giverny Upper Garden


On our way down to Burgundy we visited Giverny – Monet’s house and garden.


I’d wanted to go there for years – but I’d been scared to, in case it didn’t live up to expectations.

The Boy sorted it all out, and it was a magical experience.

We went early just after it’d rained…

…the garden was fresh…


…and packed with people full of joy.


It’s easy to understand…


…why it’s been called Monet’s greatest artistic achievement.

Part of me is still there.