Yesterday I had 3 of my friends come over for dinner. I thought it'd be nice to buy some flowers because it was otherwise a gray and rainy day outside.
I could not believe what I saw when I went to my grocery store: asters! I've never seen them in all my years in the US (they are the pink flowers in the collage: click to see more details!).
Why was I so excited? Because it brought back a bunch of memories from my childhood. In Russia, school always started on September 1st, and the students always brought bouquets of flowers for their teachers. My grandma would always buy asters for Anna and me to take to school on the first day. They came in a beautiful variety of white, pink and purple.
This time I decided to pair the brightly pink asters with yellow daisies. What a cheerful result!