The inspiration for this piece came from the fountain in our gazebo. When I was watching the fountain, I saw frolicking tadpoles intermingled with the leaves and flowers. Upon pushing my imagination further, this scene reminded me of Claude Monet’s “Water Lilies”. Therefore, Opus 278 was born. It’s not taken from any specific Monet painting, but it’s from the impression I got from that fountain and my imagination. If you don’t see any tadpoles in the composition, that’s because I want to keep them in the pond!