It was such a warm day, that for my second painting, I was looking for shade! Standing in the deep shade of a tree, I was able to look onto the northern side of Monet's Garden to capture this view. This lovely new pillar offers structure to the freely blooming flowers. The lavender is so delicate, and the salmon climbing rose a perfect compliment. The skies clouded over, and rain threatened, but I was able to complete my painting before the first drops fell! Another wonderful day painting at the arboretum! Painting number 1245 in 1245 days.