Sunday, September 28, 2008

Golden chrysanthemum

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.

~ The chrysanthemum is the flower of November.


Katie said...

Beautiful flower! I really like how you've captured the light along with the gorgeous flower. Lots of flowers still in bloom in Paris. Hope to share photos soon!

Ms M said...

Hi Katie,
I'll be looking so forward to seeing your photos! :-)