Columbia Road Market 5
September draws to a close with a glorious Indian Summer. It has caused the white Chrysanthemums I bought a month ago (30/8/09) to turn brown already, so I set off to the market in the golden light of early morning to replace them with something less extravagant, that would last the whole winter in pots. More Cyclamen was what I had intended to buy, though I was attracted by the bunches of Wallflower plants wrapped in newspaper, now on sale. But then I came across these two deep red Chrysanthemums for £4 each and even though, in the past, I never especially even liked Chrysanthemums, the intensity of their lush red flowers won me over. Whether it is the colour of these flowers or my own sensibility that has mellowed in recent years, I cannot ascertain.