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
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