Program 421: Monet's Garden Passion; Ireland's Ring of Kerry; The Carry Home

Release Date: 10-10-2015


Author and artist Elizabeth Murray tells how her life was changed by working in painter Claude Monet's gardens outside Paris. Then Irish tour guides take us to the scenic highlights of the popular Ring of Kerry peninsula. And nature writer Gary Ferguson reveals how cultivating a relationship with the natural world helps us better understand life's mystery and beauty.


  • Elizabeth Murray, author of  "Monet's Passion in Full Bloom"  (Pomegranate)
  • Irish tour guides Stephen McPhilemy and Peter Byrne
  • Gary Ferguson, author of "The Carry Home"  (Counterpoint) 

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Program Extras

Pgm 421 extra - Nature writer Gary Ferguson, author of "The Carry Home," explains how his youthful adventures were a way to counteract his mother's fearful approach to the world. He also offers advice on how to approach the weighty task of spreading a loved-one's ashes. (runs 3:00)