Another sign that summer has past is the flower displays
in front of my neighborhood grocery ...
rows and rows of pots of chrysanthemums.
Generally, they seem to be offered in three or four colors:
yellow, orange, red and a sort of brown.
It's definitely time for the chrysanthemummification of
the neighborhood gardens with little wads of color that will
survive the cold and snow.
I didn't know until I checked the spelling of the word, but chrysanthemums were originally cultivated by the Chinese as a herb for cooking.
I wonder if they were used by cooks like they are used in the local yards, spread about like pepper used by people who don't know of other seasonings.