Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Red Poppies - Lin Frye

Red Poppies by linfrye
Red Poppies, a photo by linfrye on Flickr.

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Though a bit late for Memorial Day, it still seems fitting to post these poppies! We had the opportunity last week for a short visit to two gardens last week - both filled with wonderful poppies. From red to purple, pink, blue and California orange - the poppies were plentiful. Even along the highways of North Carolina, poppies dress the landscape ....

Poppies often represent beauty, magic, consolation, fertility and eternal life. The Egyptians included poppies at funerals and in burial tombs. The flowers were used by the Greeks in the shrines of Demeter and Diana. But more than anything, the red poppy has been associated with Flanders fields as an emblem of those who died in World War I. The tradition of poppies to memorialize our fallen soldiers continues as we remember the sacrifices of the men and women who have kept our country free. May we continue to remember and to honor them ...

Lin Frye
North Carolina

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  3. Wundervoll leuchtend. Wie immer, Deine Blumen sind einfach bezaubernd.
    Grüsse Dich
    janina

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