In France at this time of year, every florist, small shop and street corner seems to have sprouted huge chrysanthemums in pots. Not only because it is the season for them to be in flower but mostly because the beginning of November marks All Saints Day, or le Toussaint. Traditionally this weekend, families all over the country will visit family graves and leave behind one or more of these magnificent plants. On a rainy grey day like today, these splashes of colour are most especially welcome.
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