Thursday, May 14, 2015


As we ambled through Monet's gardens at Giverny the other day, I overheard a gardener explain to a visitor that eight full-time gardeners were employed to maintain the gardens, plus volunteers. What a wonderful spot to benevolently pull weeds and dead-head tulips! Above, a gardener is removing fallen wisteria petals and excess algae from the water lily pond with a net, a mesmerizing and even enviable task.

curer:  to clean out
un étang:  a pond
le bénévolat:  voluntary work; volunteerism
un bénévolat:  an unpaid voluntary worker

©2015 P.B. Lecron

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