Thursday, October 22, 2009

Chrysanthemums, flower painting, Jan Blencowe

copyright 2009, Jan Blencowe, Connecticut USA
Chrysanthemums, 6x8, acrylic on panel
$100 + $10 sh/h/ins in the USA
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But when the autumn days have come
Then blooms our sweet Chrysanthemum. ~Hattie L. Knapp

I absolutely love the spicey-sweet smell of chrysanthemums! Along with New England asters they are the last big show in the garden.
Ancient people believed that this flower, which was able to endure very cold weather, must have attracted "the soul of the sky and earth"
The chrysanthemum, which blooms in the cold days of late autumn and early winter, represents nobility and elegance. From ancient times, its praises have been sung by Chinese scholars.

Chrysanthemums also make a lovely cup of tea!

2 comments:

Suzanne McLean said...

Just love this one, Jan. The colours are so bright and lively.

Jan Blencowe said...

Thanks Suzanne, chrysanthemums are a favorite flower of mine!