Sunday, 23 October 2011

La Toussaint approche

At the flower market, not only can you see it's autumn, but you also know that 1 November is getting closer as chrysanthemums make their appearance. Traditionally, French graveyards and cemeteries are graced with these flowers on 1 November, Allsaints.

Au marché aux fleurs.

25 comments:

Woody said...

I am always amazed by the variety of colors available. It makes you wonder how they came to be that way.

ρομπερτ said...

beautiful ! thank you. please have a good sunday.

Dianne said...

Very pretty Ciel! Have a wonderful Sunday.

Kay L. Davies said...

Chrysanthemums are perfect for All Saints' Day, aren't they?
A lovely photo of the autumn flower market.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

bfarr said...

Nice assortment of colors : )

Jack said...

Mums are available about one month later in Versailles than in Connecticut. Those are pretty. You confused me with your unusual angle.

Randy said...

The colors are so cheerful.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Flowers in Autumn and Spring are premium. Best time of the year and flowers like this on a Sunday are tops Ciel. Hope you are relaxing on this Sunday.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I think there are more flower markets per person in France than elsewhere. Maybe flowers pair will with wine and cheese.

Cezar and Léia said...

Cette une tradition aussi en Brésil!Le marché aux fleurs augment considérablement!
bises
Léia

Lowell said...

One of my favorite flowers. I think the French tradition is notable! Can't believe it's almost Nov. 1, though!

Re your comment about copying antiques: Very funny! However, I think this store, like so many antique stores, sell other artsy/craftsy items made by individuals and they're afraid someone might steal their ideas! :-)

Kaori said...

Is it November just around the corner already? These flowers are gorgeous! Love how there are so many of them bundled up together :D

Lowell said...

Hi Ciel! Re your question about riding Harleys: No! I would love to but Lois Anne has other ideas and I think I'm too damn old, anyway!

Lowell said...

Me again! Re mail trucks: In some rural and outlying areas, mail carriers must provide their own transportation. Especially if they are "contract" workers (not on a full-time, salaried basis). The PO pays for some of the costs.

Our son-in-law in Colorado is a regular employee but had to provide his own transportation and bought a Jeep with right-hand drive - I think he had it shipped from Japan.

Francisca said...

Hah! I was in a flower market in HK just a few days ago. Aren't they marvelous!?

Malyss said...

ici, on en met de moins en moins, les gens semblent preferer d'autre fleurs (sais plus le nom, te le chercherai..)

VP said...

Flower markets are always beautiful and interesting, especially in this season...

Olivier said...

oui, et les cimetières vont refleurir ;(

Dimple said...

These are beautiful flowers, I like chrysanthemums a lot!

I'm glad I came by, I suddenly realized we hadn't visited each other in a while. I hope you are having a good season!

Bergson said...

mes fleurs préférées

Thérèse said...

Ce ne sont vraiment pas mes fleurs preferees... mais j'avoue que cet arrangement offre une belle vue.

Louis la Vache said...
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Becky said...

Beautiful collection!

Allan.Alexandre. said...

les fleurs et ce cadrage est une beauté

JM said...

So very lovely!