For decades Claude Monet
painted the ponds and flowers surrounding his home in Giverny, France.
Probably everyone is familiar with his dozens of water lily paintings -
water lilies at each stage of bloom and in all weather - sunny, cloudy,
rainy. This pretty pond at Magic Garden Nursery is filled with turtles and koi and, of course,
hundreds of lilies.
I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (: