Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Les poinsettias sont arrivés !

Poinsettias are waiting for you at the flower market, 8 € a large pot... They aren't my favourite flowers, yet I always like to see them at the market or in florists windows because they mean December is on its way... December, Advent and Christmas.
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Ils sont arrivés au marché aux fleurs, 8 € le grand pot ! Ce ne sont pas des fleurs dont je raffole mais j'aime bien les voir au marché ou dans les vitrines des fleuristes parce qu'ils signifient que décembre approche, avec l'Avent et Noël...

21 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

The Stelle di Natale! So, now we are officially going into Christmas Season...

JM said...

You will not believe this: today I've taken a photo at some poinsetias, just like these are displayed, right outside a flower shop on my way home! :-) The difference is 'mine' are the red & white variety... but I didn't like the shot and deleted it! LOL!

Vogon Poet said...

The Stelle di Natale! So, now we are officially in Christmas Season...

Jacob said...

I haven't been out shopping much lately, but I suppose poinsettias are ubiquitous here, too. I did notice today that we have some nice ones growing in our back yard. After such a hard winter last year, I wasn't sure they'd come back...but they did!

bfarr said...

I love pointsiettias. You can almost hear them say "Merry Christmas".

gogouci said...

There are so many different kinds of poinsettias these days, but I still like the beautiful red ones!!

BaysideLife said...

The poinsetias haven't made an appearance here yet, but they've been playing Christmas carols since before Halloween! A little too early for me. I love this plant and these are gorgeous. I guess, Tis the Season. :~)

Leif Hagen said...

I was surprised to already see poinsettias! I suppose we'll start to see them here after the Thanksgiving holiday!

Lee Spangler said...

I'd buy some for you if I could!

Small City Scenes said...

Christmas already!!! I suppose so if the points have arrived. When I worked at a nursery I use to propagate the sticky things. We started in June. Seems weird. MB

Olivier said...

ah je croyais que c'etait la note 8/10 (ce qui est pas mal, 8 euros aussi remarque)

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Are the flowers as popular in France as they are in the USA? Here, they are EVERYWHERE and, in recent years, in EVERY color!

Diane AZ said...

I haven't seen Poinsettias in my area yet, but it won't be long. I like the different shades of red in your picture!.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I guess the season is here whether I'm ready for it or not! The colours of the blossoms are so vibrant that I feel a song coming on. "It's beginning to look a lot like...."

Sharon Van Lieu said...

It is that time of year. I hope you have a happy holiday season, Ciel.

Sharon

Halcyon said...

I love poinsettias. I probably won't buy one this year though since we'll be traveling and won't be around to enjoy it.

Asta said...

Hi C,

Ahhhh, the christmas star! They are lovely. Beautiful and they remind me of christmas so much that I can almost smell it.

Best regards
Asta

Bob Crowe said...

Et le Beaujolais nouveau aussi? Two nice marks of the season.

Thanks for the compliment on the new picture of me on the blog. I took it for an online course I'm doing on off-camera lighting technique. Quite official looking, or perhaps officious.

To answer your questions: the age of majority here is set by the states but I think it's 18 everywhere. However, the drinking age in all the states is 21, leading to some tension. Most of us find a work-around. And anybody who's seen Mafia movies should know what capisce means. That's the sense in which I used it.

cieldequimper said...

@ VP: le stelle di Natale sounds so pretty! Les étoiles de Noël just doesn't sing as well!

Cezar and Léia said...

Their red colour is really evocative of Christmas, as it should... :)
God bless you!
Cezar

Tammie Lee said...

ah, such gorgeous colors!