Lois Reynolds Mead

Art and a pink monkeyflower in a native plant garden…

Gardens…

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Between our two trips to Paris, Terry found this book about gardens in Paris.

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He used this to add details and detours to our daily walkabouts. It was a definite bonus because more walking balances the eating and if you have a garden at home it is a kick to see the same plants you grow there in these gardens half a world away. Some were pocket sized and some were larger; all were lovely.
Here is our snowberry plant

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Here is Monet’s in Giverny…

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Saw lots of ceanothus which we have in our backyard, too…

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There were amazing combinations…

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To me it looks like a dark kale being used for variety as an ornamental and my friend Joyce said she saw yellow azaleas.
There are two islands in the heart of Paris. My post yesterday was about Ile Saint-Louis. Notre Dame is at one end of Ile de la Cite the island that also holds Sainte-Chapelle and the Palais de Justice. At the point at the opposite end is a small triangle shaped park. A tall statue of Henry IV stands at the entrance and then you go down stairs to the green space.

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Each park is marked by a sign that gives its history, which is fun to read to understand how long they have been there and who or what they are named after.

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(I have to admit that my little iPhone has trouble taking photos of red flowers in bright sunlight. It tends to blow out the color. The above photo was put through the Artistaoil app, PicGrunger app, and Blender app to get it to a point where I liked it enough to post it.)

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Look…a week later we were walking through the Carnavelet Museum and my partner with the eagle-eyes said “Look, that is where we were.” Picasso had painted the same scene! (Thank you Carnavalet for letting photos be taken!)

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It has the statue and the kiosk, trees are a little different all these years later!

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4 thoughts on “Gardens…

  1. Love whatever you did to that red rose and all the other pics
    What a lovely walk!
    cheers Carolg

  2. I was in Paris in August.
    Temperatures reached 42 degrees Celsius to
    Flowers and birds fell from fainting.
    But nevertheless delighted Paris.
    You are a fantastic photographer. Yours.

    • We were so lucky Sept. had wonderful weather. Lovely days and only one day of rain…on the day we went to see Monet’s garden. To be honest, the rain made it better for photos with the low light (and maybe not so many tourists!)

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