Friday, 6 November 2015

Five on Friday Poppies

Hello

I trust that you are well and that you've had a good week. Amy has kindly linked us all together again, do have a look at what else has happened this week.

With Remembrance Sunday coming soon, here are five things related to poppies.

One - Remembrance Day Poppies



According to the BBC website:

The significance of the poppy as a lasting memorial symbol to the fallen was realised by the Canadian surgeon John McCrae in his poem In Flanders Fields. The poppy came to represent the immeasurable sacrifice made by his comrades and quickly became a lasting memorial to those who died in World War One and later conflicts. It was adopted by The Royal British Legion as the symbol for their Poppy Appeal, in aid of those serving in the British Armed Forces, after its formation in 1921.

Two - Bracknell

On my way to the shops the other day, I noticed that big poppies had been placed on the all the roundabouts again - and there are a lot of roundabouts. This started last year with it being the Centenary year of the start of World War I. It's lovely to see them back again and not just on the roundabouts too.





Three - Tower of London Poppies

The stunning ceramic poppy display last year was at the Tower of London - Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red by Paul Cummins and Tom Piper where 888,246 ceramic poppies were planted in the moat each one representing a fatality. They were all sold and raised millions of pounds which was shared between six service charities.

This year, thousands of poppies from the cascade or weeping window are being planted at St Georges Hall in Liverpool.




Four - Our Poppy

We were lucky enough to get one of the ceramic poppies so I have it on display for November.



Five - Loseley Park Poppies


The real thing displayed magnificently in Loseley Park's garden, a memory of Summer.

Take care.

See you soon.

20 comments:

  1. All lovely and yet poignant examples of the poppies. We saw a few of the ceramic poppies from the Tower of London at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park a few weeks ago - they are wonderful, how lovely that you have your own:)

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    1. I love the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. :-)

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  2. I love seeing the poppies this time of year! It isn't done as much in the U.S. but we do see them given out by VFW members, etc. All the wonderful poppies on display in England is so inspiring, and such a great reminder of the sacrifices of young men in WWI!

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    1. It's a great symbol and very popular over here. :-)

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  3. A beautiful and very thoughtful post. Thank you for joining Five On Friday. I hope that you have a great weekend! xx

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  4. A lovely post. I wish I had went to see the poppies in London. Joan at www.aviewtothefells.com

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    1. It's a long way for you to go, maybe you could get to Liverpool. I think they are there until January. :-)

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  5. I'm going to see them at St George's Hall tomorrow. I will post a picture next week as one if my five especially for you. The big poppies look so effective. A lovely post Karen. Have a great weekend xx

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    1. Thanks Lisa, I'll look forward to seeing your post. Have a good week. :-)

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  6. The best thing about poppies is how so many people wear them with pride. MOH & I were proud to be be able to help plant some of those poppies at the Tower of London - truly an honour.

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    1. What a great experience, something you'll never forget. :-)

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  7. What a lovely tribute/remembrance! I love the ceramic poppy idea. What a great way to support charities and have a beautiful keepsake. Have a wonderful weekend :)

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    1. Many thanks you too. The poppy is such a brilliant symbol. :-)

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  8. I just love that you folks do poppies as your remembrance symbol. It's such a beautiful flower - and it's wonderful how you all support your charities the way you do. Love the ones in the roundabouts - that's so cool! Thanks for sharing and blessings on your weekend Karen. xo

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    1. Thanks Carrie, I hope you had a good weekend. We've moved from the Poppy Appeal to Children In Need this week with Pudsey Bear encouraging us to donate. :-)

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  9. Oh! I love those super-sized poppies. I wish they would start something like that here in Canada. Very eye-catching. I am sure it will make more people stop and remember.

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    1. They are great aren't they. I wouldn't mind if they had a different flower every month, it would make us all smile. :-)

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  10. I wish I had had the opportunity to see the poppies at the Tower of London - friends of mine that went said it was such an emotional and poignant experience. Xxx #fiveonfriday

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    1. It was really spectacular and made you think. :-)

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