A couple of weeks ago, we woke up to a world transformed.
Trees and boats floated out of the freezing fog
Like soft ghosts;
The path along the lake looked as if it was
Covered in cotton wool.
As I walked my daughter to the train station in the early morning,
Our spirits lifted in this new world of fog and cold.
On the way home, a golden splash of colour
Transported me into the world of Monet.
Genius is the ability to renew one’s emotions in daily experience. – Paul Cezanne
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There is something magical
About entering the huge circular greenhouse
Where water lilies rise gracefully out of the shadowed water.
Strange plants grow around the walls
Sighing like discarded scarves.
If you’re lucky, you will see
The world’s largest water lily, Victoria Amazonica, in flower.
They only bloom twice – the first night, they are white,
The second night pink.
And there – can you see it? -
Is the perfect blue water lily
That inspired the imagination of Monet.
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A serene and very early Saturday morning.
The sky has become an Impressionist painting,
Lovingly smudged in lilac and pink.
Fog turns dawn into a painting by Monet
And out of its misty hills
The trees that hint of the autumn to come
Float as if in heaven.
(All photos completely unedited because sometimes you just can’t improve on Nature.)