Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Cimetière des Gonards II


What makes cemeteries nice around All Saints, is the bloom of chrysanthemums, which is the traditional flower at this time of the year. The undertakers have them all ready for sale at the entrance of the cemetery.
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Ce qui rend les cimetières jolis à la Toussaint, ce sont ces myriades de chrysanthèmes que l'on peut acquérir aux pompes funèbres à l'entrée du cimetière.

20 comments:

akarui said...

De jolies couleurs avec toutes ces fleurs. C'est vrai que ca egaeille les cimetierres a la Toussaint.

Jacob said...

Interesting. We have two baskets of yellow ones (look identical to what I see here) on our back deck. They do add so much color!

Excellent photos, Ciel!

Tammie Lee said...

so lovely to remember, those that have past with flowers, for those that have past are part of life now. Lovely images.

James said...

What a beautiful way to liven up the place no pun intended.

Clueless in Boston said...

The flowers add a lot of color and are a lot better than artificial flowers on graves.

Boise Diva said...

I love the colorful flowers.

Bob Crowe said...

Beautifully composed. The top picture has a balance between somber and vibrant.

Leif Hagen said...

Lovely flower fotos!

Dina said...

Those flowers do make the place lively.

That is the chicken said...

I'm never sure I really like Chrysanthemums - they always seem such a decided kind of flower. No subtlety! They make a lovely splash of colour in the cemetery though.

Small City Scenes said...

Mums must be the Fall flower everywhere. They sure color up a gray and drab cemetary. MB

Vogon Poet said...

I have always found weird the Italian Pompe Funebri, but I can see that it's practically the same in French. I like to see so much color on those grey stones, but may be it's only for the holiday...

Halcyon said...

Je n'aime pas des chrysanthèmes, juste pour cette raison, c'est la fleur de la morte.

Mais ta première photo est super. Les fleurs donnent vraiment un peu de joie dans cette atmosphère grise et sombre.

Cezar and Léia said...

Un parcours fait de gris, jaune et violet.
Un parcours fait de nostalgie, de perte, mais sérénité et confiance dans l'amour plus que jamais dans la protection de voyage.

Lee Spangler said...

Your post reminds me that it is important to remember the lives of those who passed before us. Both my parents are dead and all but one from their generation. I miss them as I see your post.

cieldequimper said...

@ VP, I agree, the pompes or pompi is weird.

PERBS said...

Definitely a spash of fall in those flowers. I find it odd that a funeral parlor would be right by a cemetary and provide flowers for one to buy BUT I suppose it makes it handy. I like the colors when it is fall but I am not fond of the plant actually.

I am more intrigued by the stepping stones between the graves. We jsut have grass here.

BTW, the day I visited the cemetary, I was taking photos of benches and posted them all on my blog in one day because they were all different but the same because they came from the historiacal cemetary in our town so I really have no grave photos except the stone that had a stone bench on the side of the marker as a part of it and words to rest awhile there. If you really want to see them, I could locate the post for you. Let me know.

tapirgal said...

You have some beautiful colors and peaceful scenes in these posts of cemeteries and flowers. I've had a busy week and now I'm in Southern California for a few days, but I'm reading and commenting as I can. This was a nice visit!

cieldequimper said...

@ Halcyon: a lot of people dislike these flowers for the same reasons as you. I actually like them for the splash of colour they provide in the dreary season.

Marie-Noyale said...

Typiquement Français ces cimetieres.
Belle image coloree de La toussaint .