Monday, November 11, 2013

11th of the 11th: Red Poppy Day

Today marks Remembrance Day, where we Australians honour those fallen in wars and armed conflicts.

It is custom on this day to wear a red poppy, a flower that blooms on upturned soil, bringing beauty to scarred battlefields.

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These photos were taken during European summer, as I cycled through the French countryside near Montpellier.

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Of course poppies make me think of the Wizard of Oz:

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And this fabulous Modcloth dress:

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Lest we forget.

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