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Friday, October 9, 2009

Fall Flowers for Friday: Marvelous Mums & More

Yellow Mums

White mums with yellow centers

Purple Mums

Reddish-orange Mums

White Mums



I'm dedicating this post to my Mom who is affectionately known as "Mum" to my son. That's the name I called her Mother so it's become a family tradition. Someday, I hope my son's child(ren) will call me Mum too.

Love you, Mom!


jelly said...

Aw...I like the 'mum' name calling, how classy.

Beautiful mums btw, I have a few in my front yard as well.

Glenice said...

Beautiful. Flowers are so great for nurturing the soul. Those are really great pictures, thanks for sharing.

P said...

Great colours (colors) in those photo's.

Anonymous said...

I'm interested in how the words are pronounced. I am going to have to listen to my Canadian friends now.

In England "Mum" or "Mummy" is the diminuative for Mother. I think I had always assumed that they sounded similar but were just spelled differently.

MLM and I smile when we see signs saying "Mums for sale". We have two perfectly good ones so don't need any more, but I'm sure there would be a market.

ms toast burner said...

Nice photos, Sarah.

Mog - Mum is like yum with an m. Mom is more 'mahm' sounding... well, to HoH me... so truck load of salt there! lol!

SpeakUp Librarian said...

Exactly, Mog. That's why I connected the two in my blog post. Mum as in Mummy and mum as in chrysanthemum are pronounced the same. At least where I live in the Midwest.

[Toastie's correct too that Mom is pronounced differently.]

I'll have to refer my mom to your Mums for Sale comment. That is cute!