It is cold and rainy in Giverny with turn-your-umbrella-inside-out wind. . . And it is still beautiful! We arrived yesterday afternoon after a wonderful last morning in Paris. Starting the day with the beautiful Waterlily panels at l’Orangerie was inspiring. The special exhibit at that museum was a juxtaposition of later Monet paintings with Rothko, Frankenthaler, Pollack, Mitchel and more, intended to show the connection between Monet and the Abstract Expressionists. It was quite convincing!
A drizzly walk through Monet’s garden last night reminded me of the beauty of Spring in this beautiful place. We enjoyed a fantastic multi-course meal at the Inn, le Moulin de Chennivieres, the remarkable 1761 mill we call home in Giverny. Despite the 35 degree weather and the wind and rain, we braved the Garden at 7am. It was really too soggy to work so we are camped the Inn to paint and draw. The weather is predicted to improve from here, so we will be back among the flowers soon!