Sunday, October 04, 2009
Gretchen Decorative Mum
Chrysanthemum x morifolium 'Gretchen'
This orange mum is such a nice fall color. It revels in its orangeness. Of all flower colors I find that orange is everybody’s least favorite. Now that is unscientific conclusion but it has held out over my career. I am not sure why as orange, as stated by Color Wheel Pro:
“combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. It is associated with joy, sunshine, and the tropics. Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation.”
And according to Crystal Cure.com
“While red is associated with fiery heat, orange is associated with the benign warmth of the sun. A dynamic color to be sure, orange offers a more thoughtful control than explosive red. Curiosity is a driving characteristic of orange, and with it comes exploration of new things.”
“Put some orange in your life when you want: to spice things up when you feel time is dragging to become more involved in something to increase creativity relief from things becoming too serious”
“If a change of any kind is need in life, just burn an orange candle for 7 nights.”
Not sure if that last one is true but if it helps somebody than what the heck.
This other picture is a Sheffield Chrysanthemum. It is the true perennial mum in garden around here and one of my favorite plants. They are usually a difficult to find so when the nursery has them I usually get a few.
Last night we went out to dinner in Greenwich Village. As always it was quite a vibrant scene. I got these pictures of the Empire State Building in the fashion district near Herald Square. The only lens I had with me was the 105mm, which was a little long. This is when a nice 24-70mm 2.8 would have been handy.
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