Sunday, November 1, 2009


'Tis she who cheers the dreary days;
'Tis joy to know so sweet a friend;
No fairer flower blooms 'neath the sun
Than autumn's queen Chrysanthemum.

-Hattie L. Knapp


Von said...

AH!Lovely! Mums are amazing aren't they for the variety of form? Beautiful photos.

VioletSky said...

Goosebreeder: thank you. I am continually surprised at the many different varieties.

Char said...

so beautiful and delicate

VioletSky said...

Char: and yet so huge!

Anonymous said...

I very much like the spidery varieties! I think I may have missed a great show!

VioletSky said...

Stine: it would be worth your drive to Hamilton.
many people around me were commenting on the yellow tipped spidery ones.

Marice said...

those are lovely flowers! love the one in yellow :)

u may view mine if u have time

Diane AZ said...

Breathtaking photos! I love how the Chrysanthemum petals curl up, so festive!

VioletSky said...

Marice: it's always so hard to decide which ones are a favourite

Diane: thank you. I was trying to take some macro shots of the curling petals, but realized that if you just click on the photos you get a perfect closeup. I like that "festive"!

Carolyn Ford said...

Wow! Those are beautiful mums!

Four-eyed-missy said...

Flowers! They never fail to cheer me up :)
I see in your other blog that you are a Postcrossing member as well, great to find your blog.

Inside Cambodia
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VioletSky said...

Carolyn; thanks.

Seisaat: glad to add a bit of cheer to your day.
and yes, I love Postcrossing!

quilly said...

Beautiful Mums!

quilly said...

Okay, I am back. I have been running like crazy. Now I'm going to sit and breath for a moment.

I used to buy Mums for my Grandmother every year. She loved them but she couldn't keep them alive. She liked the orange ones best, I liked the others like the pinkish ones here, and the purple ones.

I have added your blog to my feed reader & my blogroll, so I'll be back!

VioletSky said...

Quilly: thanks.
I am surprised that my two pots on the balcony are still alive. I usually kill the flowers I love best. Sad, eh?

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