Items (Ellenshaw, Peter) (V)
When Monet and his family moved to Giverny in 1883, the sloping land between the house and the road was an orchard surrounded by high stone walls. Over the years, Monet created a magical garden there, created compositions according to his flowers colors, heights, and textures, mixing common flowers along with the most rare, and purchasing an adjoining property where he built a water garden. He declared, "All my money goes into my garden," but admitted that he was enraptured with it. Here, Ellenshaw shows us the view Monet chose to greet him every morning as he arose from sleep.
Created by: Ellenshaw, Peter