My mother's love for Claude Monet was quite present in my house growing up. She used to collect keepsake works by him in various forms to decorate and add a touch of femininity to our California home. A special magnet hung on my refrigerator as a child, an image of Monet's painting Water Lilies Under the Japanese Bridge that my brother and I proudly gave her.
My mother's love for Monet became my love for Monet. We dreamed of a big road trip together from Paris to the South of France, where we would travel far and wide to see his majestic garden in Giverny, and walk the bridge he so famously painted.
We haven't made the road trip yet, but every time I see a Monet painting I think of my mother, my fridge, and his dramatic garden of fantastic florals. #itsplantporn
Visit Monet's garden HERE