Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Yesterday was Toussaint. It's an important French holiday. Everything was closed to enable people to visit the cemteries and honor their ancestors. Despite a steady light rain, several cars made their way to our village cemetery for family members to place flowers on the graves. This morning I captured some images of their offerings,


  1. I have never found anyone who could explain to me why chrysanthemums are used for Toussaint. Can you?

  2. I can't find anything definitive either. My guess is that because Toussaint is Nov. 1st, chrysanthemums are the only thing blooming, thus reasonably priced!