Saturday, 8 November 2008

Remembrance Day, Today's Flowers are Poppies



Today's Flowers is dedicated to Remembrance Day to commemorate all those who died in the wars of the past century. It stands to reason that this flower should be a red poppy!
More about Remembrance Day here




 



 
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Flanders fields (Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, 1872-1918)
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields


Today’s Flowers is hosted by Luiz Santilli Jr. Thank you, Luiz!To see more flowers click on the logo in the side bar


48 comments:

Old Lady Lincoln said...

Beautiful tribute.
Love the ducks at the edge of the wading pool. Have a wonderful Sunday

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

wonderful shots of the poppies, fitting for the day

babooshka said...

Well said, and beautiful poppies.

kjpweb said...

:) gorgeous - love the new header! :)
Cheers, Klaus

Old Lady Lincoln said...

Good morning, I noticed you stopped by my blog, You need to come back and click, there is a beautiful slide show. I guess I didn't word it correctly, the ones that have stopped by, thought the click would make it glitter. But it was to see the slide show.

Gretchen said...

Can't read that without crying.

Meire said...

Beautiful!

Juliana RW said...

lovely shot.

My Flower post this week in HERE. Hope you have time to visit. Thanks.

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful Flanders fields and text.

dot said...

A beautiful post! I've always loved that poem. That's for the reminder. I tend to forget and I do like to put my flag out especially on Veterans Day.

RuneE said...

Very appropriate - in Flanders 1918 poppies were the only flower that could grow.

Sandradb said...

Just beautiful! Perfect for cheering up my Sunday evening. Bye and greetings from Croatia.

marLou said...

Pretty poppies. One of my favorite flowers.

marina said...

Flowers and animals, that's nature! Great shots!

guild-rez said...

Wonderful picture of poppies and beautiful tribute.
People say "I want peace."
If you remove I (ego),
and your
want (desire),
you are left with peace.
- Satya Sai Baba

ChrissyM said...

Beautiful tribute! Wonderful photo!

mirage2g said...

Poppies are a kind of flower that I like to photograph but never got the chance to =D Beautiful images!

titania said...

The wonderful bright poppy is a lovely tribute. Great poetry.
Thank you for stopping by.

Denise said...

Lovely photos and a wonderful post. The poem is a classic that I have known all my life, a touching and wonderful tribute to accompany your beautiful poppies.

arleena said...

Beautiful shots of the poppies.

coca cutie said...

I love wild flowers!
Great choice and post.

Lilli & Nevada said...

I just love poppy's and the daisy's are so beautiful as well. nice collection of flowers

Maria said...

Oh, wonderful summer meadows! I love that!
Crabby- just because its crabby, you dont think much aboutit and its just FUN! The opposite!

Paz said...

Love these flower photos! Also love your new banner.

Paz

ellen b said...

Beautiful Post! The poppies are great...and I really liked seeing your header with the ducks sitting on the edge of that tub :0)

Arija said...

So good to see that someone else was brought up to remember.

Poppies, flowers of field and way side,
gleaming in the cornfield or meadow gay,
where are the sons we lost that day?

Leora said...

Wonderful tribute. Beautiful poppies. Too many died in the fields in WWI.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Lovely poppies, Wil. In the USA, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) sell paper poppies for us to wear in remembrance of those who fell in the war. Thanks for sharing the photos and poem.

Darla said...

Great post and timely too. Poppies are so pretty.

Norm said...

I love your header, what a beautiful ducks. I like also the poppies flower, pretty color. Thanks for the visit and have a nice day to you...

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Hi my fiend

Wonderful flowers in your post!
I saw that you love flowers too!
Then, I invite you to send me some photos about flowers, we will post in TODAY'S FLOWERS!
I notice you the date of your post in TF!
My e-mail is luizsantillijr@gmail.com

Have a nice week

Luiz

Martha said...

Beautiful post! Thanks for leaving a comment for Donna :-)

Denise BC said...

Hi Wil Reader
A beautiful tribute, congratulations. We appreciate your participation.
hugs,
Denise, Pupo & Santilli - Team TF

Carletta said...

Lovely post!
It's been a long time since I had read this verse.
Very fitting tribute!

I love the first shot with the daisies.

Kelly said...

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Thanks and Congratulations!

Kelly
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Robert V. Sobczak said...

I was at the Henri Chapelle US Cemetery in Belgium this summer, it commemorates a major battle field (a hilltop) of the Battle of the Bulge. Even today, there are Americans there every day visiting it.

fishing guy said...

Wil: Red Poppies, how could you go wrong with these photos. A wonderful remembrance.

nina said...

That's such a sweet tribute.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

So, I take it that poppies and November are international for remembrance. How cool! I love the duck picture!

Napaboaniya said...

Lovely shot of those poppies.
Mary Popkins flashed through my mind.. :P

Mckay K said...

Love the shots of the poppies growing wild. Heart felt tribute. Thank you

Jedediah said...

Great post, I like that poem and the photos are just awesome.

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david santos said...

Well, well, well!
Great posting! I love your creations! Really beautiful flowers!!! Congratulations!!!!!
Have a nice week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kahshe Cottager said...

Your flower post and the tribute to your husband were both so moving that I have tears as I type. I have been touched by your words.

Dina said...

Thanks for bringing this poem, Wil. In school in America we learned it. Til today it brings me tears.

Janice Thomson said...

That poem will always be remembered - beautiful tribute Wil.

The Tile Lady said...

Wonderful post!