Though we travel the world to find the beautiful

we must carry it with us or we find it not

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Sunday, February 14, 2016

reflecting hues of purple ......




This pic was taken last spring in the beautiful water-lily pond
at Monet's Jardin de Giverny - my third visit to the garden
and a perfect time to see the wisteria in full bloom.

A friend and I travelled by train from Paris leaving Gare St-Lazare
where Monet painted that wonderful canvas of stream trains arriving at the station
 We breakfasted on croissants and café crème then enjoyed the vista
from our carriage window - the very same vista that Monet and his family
would have viewed on their many trips between Giverny and Paris

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17 comments:

Oman said...

Happy hearts day ❤

Arija said...

A glorious shot of the wisteria bridge. I love the place too.

Sylvia K said...

I feel the same way that Oman and Arija feel!!Your photos are always so beautiful and I do love the wisteria!! Gorgeous!! Happy Hearts Day indeed!! Have a great new week!!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Dianne,

How wonderful that you are planning another trip to France!
Love your picture of the water lily pond and the pretty mauve wisteria.
We visited Giverny back in August and loved looking around the magnificent gardens.
Bon voyage and have a safe and wonderful trip
hugs
Carolyn

martinealison said...

Bonjour,

Simplement merveilleux... Sérénité assurée.

Gros bisous ♡

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely reflection photo and beautiful colors ~

Happy Valentines Day ~ ^_^

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the wisteria is gorgeous! What a lovely scene.
Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Tanya Breese said...

so beautiful!

Photo Cache said...

Oh happy place.

ladyfi said...

So gorgeous! Gorgeous!

thehiddenpanorama.com said...

it is definitely a lovely place to enjoy

Paulita said...

This picture tugs at my heart. I want to hop on a train to see the wisteria! Thanks so much for playing along with Dreaming of France. Hope I see you next Monday too.

Sharon said...

Lovely shot -- so much like a painting!

Kim ,USA said...

Wow that is so beautiful!!

Kim,USA

Rajlakshmi said...

Lovely capture.

Marie C said...

I knew from the thumbnail that this was Monet's Garden! Have never been, but would so love to go!!!

Irina said...

Wow! My fingers are itching to start packing. And fly to France now! Unfornately, the academic year is in progress.
At least, coffee and croissant now!)

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