Fall sun and chrysanthemum. Our neighbor gave us this huge, lovely blossom; so large it only fits in a bowl.
A few “mum” tidbits from Wikipedia:
~ The chrysanthemum is one of the "Four Gentlemen" of China (the others being the plum blossom, the orchid, and bamboo). The chrysanthemum is said to have been favored by Tao Qian, an influential Chinese poet, and is symbolic of nobleness.
~ Chrysanthemums are the official flower of the city of Chicago.