Yesterday, I got together with my friend Donna S. and we went out to Northampton, Massachusetts to pick up my daughter Carrie. After a nice lunch, we went to The Smith College Mum Show.
We’ve had a dull fall this year so it was a wonderful treat to walk into the Smith greenhouses and into a world of great fall color. The mums are just gorgeous. Of course, there are many more fantastic flowers there. I am particularly in love with the orchids. Donna actually suggested that I take up orchid growing as a hobby. I think I will pass on that. I just don't have what it takes to propagate plants of any kind. But it’s a nice thing to think about. Wouldn’t it be a great gift to bring
a few of those happy flowers into the world?
Walking through the greenhouses yesterday brought a poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay to my mind:
I will be the gladdest thing
Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one.
…Except with the SD card in my camera, of course.
|This was one of the student's hybrids. My favorite of all the mums. What a fabulous color!|
|Who's more colorful...Carrie or that begonia?|