Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Ahhhhhhhhh, the Water Lilies

Probably Claude Monet is most famous for his paintings of the water lilies in the pond he built at his residence. At the time, in the late 1800s, he made his neighbors upset because he diverted water from the River Epte to fill his pond. It's all okay now except for an abundance of weeping willow tree leaves. That's why the young man in the boat is using a net---he's scooping out the leaves to keep the pond pretty and clear.

1 comment:

sonja said...

oh my ,they are so lovely those water lilies!! What a treat to see his grounds and gardens. He uses all my favorite colors in his paintings, green followed closely by all the others! Hey, they are my favorites as well!

You'll always have Paris!

Aloha, Sonja