Yellow Mums – or Chrysanthemums – are my favorite flowers. It’s officially autumn when you see Mums alongside pumpkins at the farmer’s market or at the pumpkin patch. Their beautiful ocher color brightens up any gloomy autumn day.
European gentlemen should know that you never surprise a lady with Mums because they actually symbolize death. On All Saints’ day (the day after Halloween), many families gather together around a large comforting meal after leaving Chrysanthemums on the graves of relatives and friends.
Despite their morbid denotation, I actually find them cheerful. On cold November days, they remind me of the bright summer sun.
Have a great weekend,
PS: Remember and wear a poppy