A follow-up to r. Empress Josephine

Found this copy of an old painting of Napoleon and Josephine, his first wife . . .

Malmaison Josephine
Napoleon, when First Consul, and Madame Josephine (his first wife) in the garden at Malmaison’

Author: www.rosesintherainmemoir.wordpress.com

Celebrating just over fifty years of holy matrimony, I am blessed to be a mother of two and grandmother of seven. Much of my writing speaks to the culture and tradition of the Deep South, where I spent the first thirty-five years of my life before relocating to the Pacific Northwest. As a poet and essayist, I’ve published both online and in print media. I launched this INVITATION TO THE GARDEN blog the summer of 2017 on WordPress.com. I look forward to hearing your stories, too!

2 thoughts on “A follow-up to r. Empress Josephine”

  1. I’ve been to the gardens at Malmaison…lots of blues and soft yellows…and roses, of course! My favorite part of the house was Napoleon’s bedroom, which was done in red and to mimic his army camp tent, all draped and angled but very, very elegant.


  2. A place I’d love to visit. I have been to La Pagerie in Martinique where Josephine, or Rose as she was then called grew up. But the home of so many glorious roses must be worth visiting


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