Sunday, 10 November 2013

Poppy

It's Remembrance Sunday and as the nation bows it's head in remembrance of the fallen, I thought it was good chance to add a photo of that ubiquitous image of remembrance, the Poppy (Papaver rhoeas).
With heavy shelling of vast areas of European land during the First World War, the ground was cratered and disturbed, ideal for Poppies to get a 'foothold'.  So, when all went finally went quiet in 1918, millions of bright red Poppies bloomed among the carnage, forever sealing it's fate as the emblem of remembrance.  Poppies are a symbol of love and martyrdom in other parts of the world too.

Lest we forget
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