We Shall Remember

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,

~ John McCrae, May 1915

(please click to enlarge)

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On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918 the guns of Europe fell silent.

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16 Comments Add yours

  1. The perfect flower for today. Lest we forget.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Saw this flowering outside the Royal British Legion building on Sunday, had to go back and get a photograph even though it was a bit too windy for such a close-up.

      1. You did well then. Wind is macro’s worst enemy.

        1. Heyjude says:

          Indeed. If it hadn’t been the surprise of seeing this flowering in November I wouldn’t have bothered 🙂

  2. restlessjo says:

    All is forgiven. This is where the poetry belongs. Fabulous image, Jude. Really beautiful 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      It just called out to me on the way home after Sunday roast 🙂

  3. Sue Slaght says:

    Jude such an original and beautiful image for this tribute.

  4. Your photos are getting increasingly stunning.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Why thank you Meg – I hope I shall continue to improve as I get used to the camera and lenses.

  5. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Well spotted and photographed 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      I nearly gave up as I couldn’t get the lens to focus in the wind and the rain. This was the best of a rather poor bunch, but I wanted to post a poppy today.

  6. Such a perfect image for today, Jude. I love the sombreness of it.

  7. pommepal says:

    Amazing you achieved such a lovely macro with the double enemies of wind and rain against you. Perfect image for the 11 of the 11th…

    1. Heyjude says:

      I threw a lot away!

      1. pommepal says:

        🙂 thank goodness for digital…

  8. Sherri says:

    Beautiful tribute this Jude. We will remember them…

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