Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The kiss of the sun

The kiss of the sun for pardon,
The song of the birds for mirth,--
One is nearer God's heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth.

-Dorothy Frances Gurney

I had the chance to visit the stunning gardens that inspired Monet's paintings at Giverny recently, and having witnessed such beauty, I can attest to the truth in this poem.

(images from here)


Splenderosa said...

These photographs are absolutely stunningly beautiful. And, how fortunate you are to have visited Giverny. Enchantment evermore.

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

I feel that way whenever I'm outdoors, anywhere. I am definitely a creature of the sun, I thrive in summer and I can spend a whole day walking around when it's nice weather! I'm so happy to be outside sometimes in summer that I forget to eat lunch - if it wasn't for my daughters reminding me, that would be a way to lose a couple of stones ;-)