You don’t bring me flowers anymore

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In typical Sylvia style, this week I was sick while the November sun was shining and got better when the November rain began. This is all part of my so-called sabbatical: the ability to stew at home with a cold, instead of being cooped up in an office, and to change my wet clothes at leisure, rather than sitting around in damp socks for the day.

Ensconced at home with a cup of tea, I was reading today’s Writer’s Almanac (link below) and saw that it was Monet’s birthday. This reminded me of a visit to his home in Giverny with Mom and Finola during my Erasmus year in 2005. I had to root out some photos of that lovely day, surrounded by flowers, sunshine and these two beauties, so decided to share them here, the last one especially.

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It was a very sunny day and she needed a hat. Love you, Mom!

Links:

The Writer’s Almanac

Giverny

So much emotion

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