Chrysanthemums are our Flower a Day feature today, bringing back for me a funny memory of when we lived in France. It was the end of October and we were visiting Jean and Yvette in the North (we lived in the South West at the time). We stopped off on our trip to pick up a gift and chose a beautiful pot of bright Chrysanthemums, knowing how they would be a cheerful addition to any room. When we arrived, we got a funny look from Yvette who nevertheless accepted the flowers graciously and welcomed us. It wasn’t until later that our friends explained the look. Those flowers are generally reserved for All Saints Day – Toussaint – (which was why they were being sold then) and traditionally placed on graves of dead loved ones. Why reserve such beauty for the dead who don’t see them? Today I present them to you in their bright happy colour so you can enjoy them while you have a little laugh at our faux pas all those years ago.
The Flower a Day Gallery with current content is below. Each day a new photo will be added. With today’s post there are now 68 to view. Click or tap to view full size.
If you wish to you can subscribe here if you have not already, to be sure to get my daily flowers in your inbox!