The natural features of Giverny offered a wide variation of landscape subjects. Here, Monet paints a meadow just coming into bloom with wild iris. As he settled into his new home, Claude Monet curtailed his travel and concentrated on the close observation of the region at different times of day and different seasons of the year.
In this series, Monet experimented with capturing the late August sun. See Claude Monet's Haystacks: End of Summer in the next section.