Outside of the supermarkets big and small are pots & pots of Chrysanthemums for sale
in all of the lovely colours, which are bought and then placed on the graves
of their loved ones,.in remembrance for 'All Saints day'
All over France this time of the year you can see masses of Chrysanthemums in pots,
as beautiful floral decorations in the towns and cities and on the roundabouts.
Chrysanthemums are never given as a gift to anyone,
and you rarely see them planted in the gardens.
In the first village I lived in I soon learnt it wasn't the done thing
to use them as a floral decoration outside my front door.
These lovely arrangements are in our local church.
This one amongst many others was in the entrance area.
in front of the alter.
This was my favourite.
After our visit inside the beautifully decorated church we had a wander around the market stalls.
and I couldn't resist snapping this little fellow
who seemed to be on guard
at a market stall.
I hope you liked seeing how the French people use
Chrysanthemums for remembrance.