The Chrysanthemums Mirific World

Some call them mums, others call them chrysanths. By whatever name you call them, Chrysanthemums are a gorgeous genus of flowering plants, with over 40 different species within its family. Not only do they come in a wide variety of shapes, colors, and sizes, they have also had a myriad of uses throughout the centuries. They are native to East Asia and Northeastern Europe. Most species originate from East Asia and we could say that the center of diversity is in China.

These magnificent plants with gorgeous flowers, more than anything, are undeniable symbols of beauty. Just see for yourself, enjoying the abstract rainbow that this single family of flowers has to offer.  

Anastasia Green Chrysanthemum 

Tiger Tail Chrysanthemum 

Spider Bloom Chrysanthemum 

Chrysanthemum Vesuvius 

Chrysanthemum Pacificum 

Indian Summer Chrysanthemum 

Chrysanthemum Sun City 

. Hillside Pink Sheffield Chrysanthemum 

Most people cultivate these gorgeous flowers for ornamental and aesthetic purposes, adding color and fragrance to both public and private gardens worldwide. These flowers have been known for their symbolism, representing everything from death and adversity to honesty and positivity in different nations and cultures. When fall comes in our mundane world, the vividly colored mums are used to decorate the doorsteps of every single house in our neighborhood, mine included, of course. Such a magnificent view!

photo source : the internet

Have a great Sunday and stay safe!

Cristina David

Pandemic activities

The days go by so fast with lots of activities, sometimes short walks. Starting tomorrow the temperature will drop a little so we will resume our strolls. So far we’ve had hot summer days.

We live in a wonderful place where we have wildlife like deer, squirrels, rabbits, chipmunks, racoons,groundhogs, etc roaming around.

We often make short trips in places that are not far away from our home, one of these is Batsto colonial Village situated in a state park. The landscapes are absolutely gorgeous, with a huge lake and even a grandiose mansion which attracts lots of visitors irrespective of the season since tha park is open all year round. Since the village is in the open air and one can go inside without paying or anything like that, a repeat trip over there can happen even now during the hideous pandemic that’s restraining so many people from taking vacations. But, as I often use to say, „better inside your home than inside a hospital ward…”.

Hope you enjoyed my short presentation in which I included photos made by me. I just love taking lots of photos wherever I go.

Wish you have a great weekend blessed with wonderful weather!

Cristina David