It is so good to sit down and write to you. I am so happy that you are enjoying reading about my adventures in Paris. I appreciate all you comments. I really enjoy reading them.
Yesterday we gave ourselves an easier day and "only" went to the Louvre. We slept in and went in the afternoon, and by then there were millions of people there! But we didn't care. We wanted to take an easy peek at what was there, and then go back a couple more times. It took time for us just to figure the place out, and I wouldn't say we know that much yet! It is truly enormous! My favorite part so far, and which I will return to is the apartments of Napoleon and Josephine. I thought I had seen opulence before, but these rooms are over the top in ways I couldn't even have imagined! I wish I had pictures, but they do not allow flash, and the rooms are somewhat dim. We tried, but they turned out fuzzy.
Today, we took a subway, and then a train out to Vernon. Giverny, the home of Monet's Garden, is on the outskirts. I didn't know what to expect of it. I was really surprised at how many people were there. Thousands!
The gardens were full of tulips, lilacs, forget me nots, peonies, violas, pansies, and many flowering plants I do not know the names of . It is a riot of color! The sun was so bright, and the sky so very blue, it was like being in heaven!
The Hydrangeas were in bloom!
It was a riot of color!
The farmhouse is nothing short of inspirational to me. In the family room there are many of Monet's painting hanging on the walls, which my husband assures me are prints. But they look incredible anyways. I was standing there forever, just imagining Monet in there, by the large window that let in so much light, considering a painting he was working on. The dining room and kitchen are amazingly colorful. The bedrooms upstairs with windows flung wide, were open and refreshing. I may have been imagining things (and that's o.k....) but I sensed such a beautiful energy of creativity still there. I drank it in and all I could think about was getting to some brushes and paints and just playing on canvas!
I wish I could spend more time with you, but the days are long here, and I am so tired. Tomorrow is another day here in Paris. We are planning a tea for Tea Cup Tuesday. So I will be posting where we have tea and pastries tomorrow. So please come back and see that. We are also going to Notre Dame, and maybe taking a bateaux down the Seine!
Here I am looking out of a bedroom window on the second floor. What a view!
Thank you again for coming by.