Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Mums

It was a tradition at our school to sell mums during the Homecoming week.  Any one who wanted to buy a Mum for that special someone could, and they would be delivered to their classroom sometime during the school day.  It was fun to see all the people walking around with Mums pinned to their shirts and dresses...and even more exciting to get one. These Mums were not small, but huge, and it took careful skill pinning them so they didn't droop all day.  It got us in the spirit of the Homecoming week and the upcoming football game.  Mums have always reminded me of Fall, and when I saw them at the store the other day, I couldn't help but stop and appreciate.








Did you ever wonder where
the phrase "Mum's the Word" comes from?
Mum means to keep silent or quiet.
"Mum" is a Middle English word
meaning "silent."
 
 
Do you like Mums?
 
~Sheri

28 comments:

Stephanie said...

Oh, yes....I love Mums :) They remind me of Autumn and the beauties of this season.

Such glorious pictures, my friend. I love the sun shining through the branches!

Love and hugs to you, dear Sheri.

Betty said...

I love mums. I have not had a chance to buy any this year. I really like the orange ones.

Susie said...

Sheri, I love your photos....especially the hawk...what a beauty. I will post some photos of our mums here. I forgot to pinch them back like Missy told me too. So they are leggy and bushy. I loved the school story too. :):) Blessings to you, love, xoxo, Susie

Regine Karpel said...

Beautiful.

Susan said...

Hi Sheri. Oh yes, I love mums. They are out in profusion here, too, but I haven't bought any yet. My summer flowers are still in full bloom! Have a blessed day, sweet friend. Susan

Sylvia said...

I love mums and always try to buy a pot or two at the beginning of fall. These photo's are beautiful!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

I love Mums, Sheri, and just bought a couple of big pots full. I especially love all the wonderful colors and the spicy scent. Interesting to learn about the origin of that saying.....I admit, I've said that a few times in my life. Your photos are always so wonderful, especially of that beautiful hawk (?)! Hope you are enjoying some cooler weather there. Hugs xo Karen

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

These are beautiful - especially those close up pictures. I love the orange colored ones. I do love mums I just can never keep them alive through the season no matter what I do! I've tried planting them too, they never come back.

It's me said...

They are beautiful like the Colors ...love from me Ria x ❤️

Jeanie said...

I remember those supersized mums at homecoming and football time too! Must be generational.

I do love your mums here. All beautiful. I've had mixed luck this year -- two are holding up real well, the other two failing badly. Maybe weather? Who knows. Not so pretty as yours!

Júlia Evelyn said...

Amo flowers!


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Carla from The River said...

Hello,
Yes, I do love mums. I love the photos you shared today. The hawk is an amazing capture!
Have a great week.
Carla

Patricia said...

I do enjoy these flowers Sheri, in their lovely Autumn colours. They grow well here too, and I have a few plants. We call them Chrysthemums in Australia. I do enjoy the Fall decorations seen in North America very much.

Marilyn Miller said...

Love mums! It is all I can do to not want to buy those big pots of mums every Fall and I usually give in before the season is over.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dear Sheri!

I do love mums and tried them once in my pots one fall, but they didn't survive. Once summer is over, I close down my garden, besides with school, I have no time to tend to the garden. But they are gorgeous and even though red is not my favorite color to wear or use in my décor, I do enjoy the deep red ones and the yellow. I don't however, like the orange ones! Shhhh....MUMS the word!

Sandi said...

Beautiful!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I love mums- especially the orange ones. It's like advertising that Fall is finally here. Homecoming is next week, I can't believe how fast time is flying by. Have a super day!

A Quiet Corner said...

These that you found are beautiful and yes, I do like Mums, however, I am allergic to them so I no buy them...:(...JP

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Those mums are beautiful and yes, I really like them. Got a really big pretty mum at Home Depot, a lovely deep red color - have it on the front porch. Need to get cracking and do a post on all my Fall decorating.


Hugs,
Mary

TARYTERRE said...

i remember those big mums too. our school sold them for homecoming to all the girls. beautiful and fragrant.

RaeAbigael said...

so beautiful! <3 and i think the tradition is lovely as well. :)

xoxo, rae
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Jill said...

I love them and all their beautiful colors :-)

Blessings,
Jill

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

What a lovely tradition, very pretty xx

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

I do like mums... they really remind me that Autumn is here!
XOXO

Mildred said...

I love mums and enjoyed your memory of mums for homecoming week. I am waiting a few more weeks to purchase mums as it is still so hot here. The hawk photo is amazing too.
I wish you a delightful new week.

shayndel said...

That is such a beautiful idea! I love it. I will tell my daughter about it, I could see her using this somewhere in one of her projects:)) In Japanese, I am pretty sure mums are `chrysanthe-mums`, which are `Kiku`, and are the national flower!! ( I had better check if that is right, but am pretty sure!!) Blessings and have a great day!

janice15 said...

O I just love them your photos are so beautiful.. isn't Autumn grand... w/love Janice

Pam Jackson said...

I love them. I usually go to the dark purple ones just cause that is my fav color but the white and yellows just pop and amazing.