Monday, April 29, 2013

CLAUDE MONET AND TASHA TUDOR: Artists Who Planted to Paint

I recently enjoyed the May-June 2013 issue of Victoria Magazine which invites us back to Claude Monet's garden - Giverny.  This was Monet's 20 year passion.  The magazine article shares views of the present day maintained garden bursting with roses, poppies, clematis, peonies and an array of vibrant colors.

When we remember his paintings - his water lily pond, the yellow  floral covered arbor and his Japanese style bridge all immediately come to mind.  In one sense he reminds me of the beloved Tasha Tudor who used her artistic skills to recreate her garden flowers in the books she illustrated.  Although different in style, they both embraced the the same passion for gardening.

I just spent the last week visiting my elderly parents in Gloucester, Virginia.  These collages share some of those scenes deep in the springtime woods of the middle peninsula.  The lush green are a  hardwoods trees and foliage are a sharp contrast to the olive green conifer shades I am familiar with here along the front range of the Rocky Mountains.

I will be linking this post to

I hope you will join me tomorrow for "Friends Sharing Tea"!


Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Bernideen,
you shared wonderful photos. This time with your parents was hopefully a good time of recreation after all this work in your home. The flowers are beautiful and the butterfly is a real highlight to that. Thank you for sharing.
Best greetings, Johanna

Olga Poltava said...

Beautiful mosaics. I love the pictures with the butterflies.
Have a nice week!

La Tea Dah said...

Such beautiful flowers and trees. And I enjoyed the butterfly that graced your page. Welcome back home. I missed your posts and comments while you were gone.

Gracious Hospitality

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Bernideen
I enjoyed seeing all the beautiful blooms at your parent's place and the photos of you following the yellow swallowtail around.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What beautiful photos you've shared with us, Bernideen! How nice of you to visit your parents. I'm sure they were thrilled with your visit.

Art and Sand said...

Your lovely photos make me want to go out hunting butterflies. Each photo is wonderful

betty-NZ said...

Wonderful springtime shots! Heartwarming for our autumn.

Marilyn Miller said...

It is quite beautiful there. Isn't it fun to see other place and other seasons than what you are living in? I just love it.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

The pictures are beautiful and I love the butterfly! I like looking at the "Tasha Tudor Garden" book. We will be spending part of next week in VA. Nancy

relevanttealeaf said...

Beautiful garden photos, Bernideen! I can hardly wait for Spring to manifest itself in Michigan. We're gradually seeing signs, but nothing as seen in your photographs.

Pamela Gordon said...

I enjoyed your beautiful garden photos so full of springtime colour. It's so nice to see the colour and the butterflies. Our spring is just nicely getting started. Have a blessed week. Pamela

Ruthie Miller said...

Such gorgeous photos, Bernideen!
Both of those artists were treasures.
xo Ruthie

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Welcome back Bernideen! I hope you enjoyed your break.
Your photos are gorgeous! I cannot wait for Spring flowers and lacy trees to delight in here on the Island. This is my favourite time of year. Have a beautiful day.


Angela McRae said...

What wonderful garden photos! I'm glad you had a nice visit with your parents, and the beautiful scenes from nature are just the icing on the cake!

Fishtail Cottage said...

oh my! everything is just beautiful! thanks so much for coming over and linking up to the first garden party of 2013 over here at Fishtail Cottage! hope you have an amazing week! xoxo, tracie