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In Flanders Fields
By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
Canadian Army

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

We will remember them

I’ve just finished another little ‘Green Rabbit’, her name is Olive.

She has been crocheted in an olive green cotton/bamboo mix yarn and wears a little cardigan knitted in Rowan Handknit Cotton with two small olive green buttons.

When I think of olives I always think of France and the beautiful olive trees that grow there. Olive’s skirt is made with Parthenay fabric which I bought in La Droguerie in Nice when we were there earlier this year. So I suppose you can say she is another French inspired bunny.

I think she is my favourite bunny so far, I love the colours.

Not much chance of growing many olives here, the rain was bouncing off the road this morning!! The sun is shining now but the forecast is not good! Here we go again.

Have a good week, rain or shine! :)

I took these photos of poppies earlier this year while on holiday in the south of France. I think I always knew when I would share them with you, even when I was taking them and that would be today ~ Armistice Day.

I would like to dedicate this post to all those courageous men and women who gave their lives for our freedom during two World Wars and in all conflicts right up to the present day. To all those who have suffered horrific injuries due to war and who are still suffering and also to all those brave men and women who still serve.

“Lest We Forget”

I took this photo on my recent trip to London. It is the Canadian War Memorial in Green Park close to Buckingham Palace and it is a memorial to the fallen Canadian soldiers of the two World Wars. I photographed it as I loved how the real sycamore leaf mirrored the maple leaves in the memorial.
However I thought today, Armistice Day, was a good day to share it with you.

I would like to dedicate this post to all those brave men and women who gave their lives for our freedom in two World Wars and in subsequent wars right up to the present day. To all those who suffered horrific injuries due to war and are still suffering and also to those who still serve.

“We will remember them”

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