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Monet's Gardens
Well, now I can say I've been to Giverny.  That was a thrill for me because as a child Monet was probably my favorite artist.  I don't know who I would say now.  Maybe he still is.  Anyway, it was great to see the landscape that inspired his paintings that I always found so beautiful.  Actually, when I lived in Washington DC and I ran out of money at the end of my stay there, I would go to the National Gallery (which had free entry then, I don't know if it still does) and look at the Japanese Bridge.  Well, this time I got to stand on the bridge.  So that was pretty incredible.  And there wasn't too much walking since this was a small place and we could mostly sit among the tulips (which happen to be my favorite flower in the world).
I love tulips
  At one of the points while we were sitting, Jens decided that it was time we became "officially engaged."  I'm not sure what that means because at this point, we had already known we were getting married, we had even set a date, invited our parents and booked the Positano Town Hall for our ceremony.  But he did show me the ring which he had personally designed according to my tastes and my desires.  It's the best ring I've ever gotten.  It's pure platinum with some tiny diamonds sprinkled on the top to look like stars and on the inside there is an engraved heart with a small emerald inside (that's my birthstone).  I had requested that the ring not be a diamond because I believe that conflict diamonds are still making their way into the diamond trade.  I don't want to be a part of that and Jens made sure that my ring with it's small little diamonds and designed by the jewler that works for the Danish Royal Family was totally conflict free (you can get a certificate saying so, FYI). 
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Monets Gardens
Monet's Gardens
I love tulips
I love tulips
It really is that green!  (And he …
It really is that green! (And he…
Giverny
photo by: Vikram