to find Patti Singleton these days.

REBLOG: An Afternoon at Claude Monet’s Garden in Giverny, France


Since I don’t often reblog, I recently found out that I need to make it clearer when I do. The purpose of this post was to shine a light on Tricia A Mitchell’s incredible travel blog.

I can’t travel everywhere that I would like to, nor can I take you along on my travels. What I can do is share a bit of Tricia’s travels with you. This is an older post, but spring in western Washington seems like a perfect time to spend “An Afternoon At Claude Monet’s Garden…” with Tricia. Here is a Monet quote that I feel to my core,
β€œEvery day I discover
more and more
beautiful things.
It’s enough to drive one mad.
I have such a desire
to do everything,
my head is bursting with it.”
― Claude Monet

Author: Patti Singleton

Pursuits of happiness include gardening, walking the desert, reading, writing, photography, traveling and genealogy.

13 thoughts on “REBLOG: An Afternoon at Claude Monet’s Garden in Giverny, France

  1. I’ve seen the gardens in photographs many times over the years. This is an especially nice one. I also love the picture above of the poppy which i my favourite flower. I confess to not being very keen on Monet’s art or on that of most impressionists and prefer the photographs that various people take. That must make me a bit of a Philistine in many people’s eyes.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

  2. Patti these pics we’re frigging phenomenal!! Love the red & purple flower!! Sharing these now so everyone can enjoy them!! πŸ˜‰

    • Me too! Awesome blogger. I found her blog a long time ago, then lost her, now I’m back following her again:) I think you would both enjoy her travel blog and the fascinating places that she goes. Tricia gives great travel tips to each location, so if we ever get past dreaming, her notes are there to help. xo

  3. Patti and all – thanks so much for your kind words about my travelogue from Monet’s garden. πŸ™‚ It’s a spot that I’d love to return to in all four seasons. So far I’ve been lucky to see it in two.

  4. Thank you, Patti, for sharing, and to you Tricia for such beautiful photos and the eloquent narrative. My favorite Monet quote from the post: β€œThe more I live, the more I regret how little I know” I like the quote because it implies that I can never live long enough to know it all πŸ™‚
    Reblogs are tricky, Patti. I used to try and make it clearer when I reblogged so readers wouldn’t think the original post was my own. But my efforts didn’t help so I just “reblog” and let it go πŸ™‚

    • I really enjoy her site and the effort she puts into it. I love that quote too, it does give us some implied immortality, doesn’t it? πŸ™‚
      The reblog thing bugs me…wish it was more clear through WP and FB!

      • It is a real problem with FB … so are photos when my blog posts through FB. Pain in the *ss, but, hey, everyone else has the same problem πŸ™‚ *Hugs back ya*

    • Marie Ann, so glad you enjoyed the photo essay. Part of what made the visit to Monet’s home & garden so enjoyable is glimpsing what inspired him to create his beautiful art.

  5. Who doesn’t love Monet? I love his large paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Love the poppy. Thanks to Tricia and to you, Patti.

    • Never made it to see his work in NY, but someday…I was so happy to find Tricia’s site again and with spring in the air, it seemed a natural to share it. She shares some great travel tips and photography! Thanks for the visit, Elaine.xo

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