Postcards from Giverny (or countless photos of flowers)
If I could one piece of advice to anyone thinking of visiting Giverny, it would be to not underestimate how much time you need to see Monet’s Garden and the surrounds. For the second time I failed to leave enough time to see everything on my list!
Two years ago when I first visited Monet’s Garden I was memorised by the tranquil beauty of the water garden (even when crowded with tourists and selfie-sticks). I instantly fell in love with the bursts of colour and wondered around in a dream-like state. I couldn’t help but think, if the garden looks this pretty in autumn, imagine what it might look like in spring?!
I awoke that morning excited, optimistic (that I would get an awesome photo on the Japanese bridge of me gazing dreamily into the distance- needless to say that didn’t happen!) and freezing. The beautiful spring weather we had been experiencing had overnight reverted to winter. But not like winter in Melbourne, real winter, with an icy wind. Needless to say I had pack nothing suitable. My hopes of cycling from the station at Vernon to Giverny were crushed, but the rainbow fields of tulips awaiting me where more than worth it. Also, Monet’s house gave me some serious living room art envy, and have you seen the tiling in the kitchen?!