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October 08, 2013

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Photo: Lillies at Claude Monet’s Garden
Lillies at Claude Monet’s Garden
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Monet's Garden

Elizabeth Murray had her dream job as an horticulturalist in California when she quit and flew to France to volunteer at the famous gardens of impressionist painter Claude Monet. Her family thought she was mad, but she says her urge to work there was unbreakable. In this conversation with host Dick Gordon, she talks about what it meant to toil in Monet's garden, and how she came to more deeply appreciate the scenes of abundance in his art. The original version of this story aired Oct. 30, 2009.

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