Today is Remembrance Day. I thought that I would just post a photo of a Poppy that grew in my yard from the summer as a tribute to this day.
I was told that this (above image) was a California Poppy, but nonetheless it seems to be the closest resemblance to the Canadian Veterans Legion’s icon that we see Canadians wearing on their chests leading up to November.
I have to admit that this is a beautiful flower. When It first started growing in my yard, showing it’s peddles, I was all over this with my camera. This flower has one of the most complex structures I have ever seen in a plant. And the colours: Red, Orange, Purple, Teal, Green, White, always changing throughout its short life. The flower only lasted a couple of weeks before it withered away.