Some of those flowers I was given on September 29th are still going strong! I sorted out the final few chrysanthemums and trimmed their stems. Then I put them in a little tin I’ve had for ages. I think I brought back from Seville on my Spanish holiday in 2006 – it was full of olives with lemon slices. I did line it first with clingfilm, to prevent it rusting. The colours seemed to go well with the label on the tin. I played around with my fancy camera settings too…
highlighting the yellow – on a white windowsill
highlighting the yellow – on a dark blue sofa
I know Miss Jean Brodie speaks disparagingly of chrysanthemums as “such serviceable flowers” - but that’s why I like them. They last ages if you care for them and bring colour and joy to gloomy wet October days! I don’t really like the green tinged ones though.