We Shall Remember

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

~ John McCrae, May 1915

(please click to enlarge)


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


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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