Aug 18, 2013

fiery and fluffy

Love these dahlias from Viltain, puts me in the "weasel mode" right away.

Aug 5, 2013

impressions of Giverny

After seeing the splendid gardens and the pond (Ah, the pond!), you understand how Monet painted, well, like Monet.

A japanese maple, among other "japanese touches". The house walls are covered with japanese prints by Hokusai, Hiroshige and Utamaro. Someone who painted with smudges contemplated precise etched lines...

And a plant which I longed to see, a wild french orchid: