flower of November

Saturday, November 10, 2012

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Your Protector by Fleet Foxes on Grooveshark

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,
Sara

PS: Remember and wear a poppy

19 comments:

  1. thanks for the video, Sara! It made me smile :-) Happy weekend to you, too!
    Katie

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  2. Beautiful flowers, you captured them well!!

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  3. What beautiful flowers and what a beautiful blog you have! :)

    xx

    www.lescoupsdecoeur.com

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  4. I didn't know that chrysanthemums symbolized death, the thing that always comes to my mind when I think of them is a part in the Anne of Green Gables where the class is asked to spell it. :)

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  5. if you were a little less of a gentleman you could get away with a very small bouquet and say it was symbolic of 'la petite mort' (cheeky) x

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  6. So pretty. Love the ochre hues.


    xo from NY
    Arushi
    www.bohemianlikeyou.net
    @ArushiKhosla

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  7. these are so lovely

    http://www.vasilievablog.com

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  8. i just bought some yellow mums today at trader joes, came home and read your post! i absolutley love them and love fall!

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  9. Love these mums. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. These are such beautiful photos. Love your blog! xo

    http://www.jenventure.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Ik vind dit eigenlijk heel mooie bloemen, haha. Mijn mama wil ze echter niet in de tuin :( x

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  12. i love these photographs! so bright and makes me feel so cheerful seeing them.

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbit.blogspot.com

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  13. t's so nice when i fIND a blog that teachs inpires me so much!

    Thank you!

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  14. So beautiful! Love how they cheer up autumn scenery.

    Alexandra xo

    tovogueorbust.com

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  15. gorgeous floral shots! flowers make everything brighter!

    love from San Francisco,
    Britt+Whit

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  16. pretty!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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