Here's another unsung hero of the Fall - the chrysanthemum. It's everywhere during this season, and is usually taken for granted. It sort of fades into the background - the backdrop to pumpkins and gourds.
But the chrysanthemum is a such perfect symbol for the harvest season. It comes in a myriad of colors, with tons of blooms on every stalk, and each blossom itself is just stuffed to the brim with petals. Everything about it shouts fullness, abundance and plenty.
It even has a lovely, delicate scent - not too overwhelming, always refreshing and sweet, and the blooms last for a couple of weeks, to boot. Just a lovely symbol for the Fall. If you get the chance, bury your nose in a fresh chrysanthemum. Breathe in deeply, and let your gaze linger on the beautiful color of the blossom. And give thanks for this simple, sweet, and unsung hero.