My Favorite Thing About Fall…

Posted on October 27, 2012
Hi, Everyone! I don’t know what your favorite thing about the fall is, but for me it’s all the amazing colors that it brings with it; the fiery oranges, deep reds, and glowing yellows. I love seeing the trees turn all different shades of beautifully warm colors and I also love all the beautiful chrysanthemums that grow in the fall! This past week, a sweet friend of mine took me to a great new Amish market where we found the most amazing mums I have ever seen! I’ve always loved these flowers, and look forward to getting some every year. Here are some pictures of the beautiful mums at the Amish market.
These flowers always remind me of two things. The first precious memory is of my grandfather who grew gorgeous mums in his garden. He had the most beautiful garden with every possible kind of fruit tree, many different vegetables, and lots of beautiful flowers. Every fall, his garden would fill with beautiful mums of all different colors. I wish I could’ve helped out with the gardening more, and I’d probably have introduced him to something like an efficient watering system for gardens had I known about it then. Nevertheless, his garden always seemed to be in full bloom, and I loved that. As soon as I smelled the flowers at the market, it brought back sweet memories of my grandfather.
The second thing that these flowers always remind me of is a scene from Anne of Green Gables (my favorite movie!) where Mr. Phillips asks Gilbert to spell the word “chrysanthemum” and he spells it wrong, after which Anne triumphantly shows him how it’s really spelled! My mom and I loved watching this movie together when I was growing up, and so every time I see these flowers I think of that scene!
I hope you are all enjoying the beautiful colors of fall wherever you may be! And if you live in an area that’s supposed to be hit by hurricane Sandy, stay safe! We are getting ready for the storm to hit the DC area soon, and hoping we don’t lose power! Stay safe and warm, Everyone! Have a great rest of your weekend!

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  • Lorraine October 27, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Autumn is so beautiful filled with the wonderful warm colors. We are in south Jersey and spent the day readying the outside for what Sandy may bring.

    • Maria October 27, 2012 at 8:55 pm

      Hope you stay safe during the hurricane! This Amish market was actually in South Jersey – in Bridgeton!

  • lizy b October 27, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Mums always remind me of my grandmother too! She always loved the bright yellow ones!

    • Maria October 28, 2012 at 4:20 pm

      How nice! Isn’t it great that little things like that can bring back memories!? Thanks for stopping by! :o)

  • October 28, 2012 at 8:18 am

    I love the fall colors too, although after this week most may be gone. We are in Va. and are bracing for this storm as well. Stay safe! 🙂

    • Maria October 28, 2012 at 4:20 pm

      Stay safe during the storm too! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Tani@Tagana Rose October 29, 2012 at 5:00 am

    The photos of the flowers are so gorgeous and its so nice they remind you of your grandfather!! And, I have to say I also love the Anne of Green Gables movies and books (favourite scene to this day is the school scene where Anne breaks the slate over Gilbert’s head!)

    Hope you stay safe during the storm:)

    • Maria October 29, 2012 at 6:40 am

      Thanks so much! And that’s one of my favorite scenes too, haha!

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