This is why you have to love the mum

..and, I'm sorry but you'll have to agree with me on this.  This vaseful of new-picked mums


is from the garden where I am cutting back, removing all the dead stuff, trying to get the garden ready for cold weather, and lo! and behold! found these mums blooming away in all their golden glory!  There's even yet all these left yet to cut.


Wow! Some ready-made cheering up on another gray, rainy, good-bye-garden day. And these mums came from two little mums in pots I bought from the grocery store a year ago that hubby planted in the back because why not? You do see why you have to love the mum now, don't you? 

"Every year, in November, at the season that follows the hour of the dead, the crowning and majestic hours of autumn, I go to visit the chrysanthemums ... They are indeed, the most universal, the most diverse of flowers."

Maurice Maeterlinck