Friday, May 27, 2016

Pic Today 5/27/16





"THE POPPIES BLOW"

It is fitting poppies are now in bloom,
in time for Memorial Day weekend.

Red poppies (4 varieties shown here)
have become a symbol of rememberance
of soldiers who died in past wars,
especially World War I.

Thousands of French allied troops
were gassed in a surprise attack
by German troops (1915) 
while still in their trenches,
in the poppy fields of Flanders.

If you notice a red poppy in someone's lapel
this Memorial Day, it's there in
rememberance of a soldier who died.

"In Flanders fields
the poppies blow,
Between the crosses
row by row."

       -- John McCrae
   

3 comments:

  1. Gorgeous photos of poppies, Rick!
    Indeed they are symbolic of many things, not the least of WW1, sadly.
    Enjoy your weekend :)

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  2. Bonitas fotos. No conocía esa variedad rizada.

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  3. I did not know other types of poppies, are beautiful!

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