Thursday, November 5, 2009

Red Poppies for Remembrance!

This picture is a poppy from my garden this past summer, Some of my poppies were not round, but looked like the above. Still beautiful, still perfect. We wear them in November to honor the men and women that have died for us. Every time I see a red poppy I am reminded of the poem In Flanders Field. In school I remember us all being summoned to the gymnasium for the ceremony. I hope this tradition lives on. I will talk more about this on Remembrance Day!
Today turned out to be a fabulous day, plus 17. I sat outside on the bench in the back yard soaking up the sun . Bliss. It is very strange for this time of year! So even though it did not last long, it was wonderful. I ended up having a day with energy. Me doing the happy dance! I put the t.v. onto the Jammin channel and danced while I did some housework. Not for long, but I danced.
I spent quite a bit of time on the phone today.
And after I thought how peaceful my life is!
Everyone seemed at loose ends today!
As I am writing this I am listening to  the song At Last by Etta James.
If you have not heard it, you should take a listen!
I wish that everyone can feel like that in their lifetime.
That song literally gives me goosebumps!
I hope you all had a wonderful day!
Today was one of my Best Days!


  1. Hi cinner, I love that song, Beyonce sang it and the Obama's danced to it on inauguration night and I loved it.
    So glad you had a wonderful day, may you have another one tomorrow......:-) Hugs

  2. Thanks Bernie,Oh that's right too, I think you may have me in a cleaning mode today. The days just seem to get past me, have an awesome time, is it Canmore you are going to. sounds like a wonderful getaway. have fun with your friends. Big Hugs.

  3. when good days like this happen it is a real gift isnt it, even cleaning! I think your space looks so good Cinner

  4. The Red Poppy - the most wonderful flower - and the most beautiful...except for maybe a rose...

  5. Thanks Elk, they are a real gift fot me, I think I might have lucked out and have energy today. Elk curious where did the name of your blog come from. and the birds seem symbolic to you. love it.

    Hi Anne, my favorite is still the rose, but then the poppy, I have pink,blue,purple,red that I plant every year, I save the seeds and plant them year after year. They had a huge poppy bust here this year. They showed boxes of them harvested! Can't imagine it. ! Take care Anne!

  6. I'm not ready for those temps yet....
    we have been blessed so far this november with above normal temps and tomorrow will be that's a gift i need to wrap up with a pretty bow !

  7. I like how you accept each thing as it is, a poppy is beautiful regardless if it is a perfect round shape, it is what is and it is doing its best so it is beautiful. That is how you seem to me, Cinner, doing the best you can with what you have to work with and because of that being beautiful. You are a good example for me.

  8. my bean had their rememberance ceremony at school today. i does still happen...

    and it's nice to hear you dancing and doing. we really should do that every day. hope you have a great weekend!

  9. poppies are quickly becoming a favorite flower - funny, i never noticed them too much except over the past three years. they are so delicate, yet hardy and strong.

    a beautiful post - i love reading your positive energy.

  10. My goodness Cinner, I was just singing away to that song this morning! Beautiful tune! So glad to hear you were dancing! Hope all is well in your world!

  11. Claire, were you really, I love that song. cold and windy today, hope you are well. I wish I could get on your blog.

    Holly, right back at you, tried your blog yesterday, i am getting a new modem in the mail, then hopefully it will work. Maybe them two Scottied have locked me out. lol

    Char I think you had a fiedl of poppies picture, I hope it was you. lOVE them, about the only flower I don't like is marigolds. I feel like I am going to pass out around them. lol. Hope all is well. I love your positive energy too. take care.

    Shadow I am glad to hear they still do that in school. I dance as much as I can, the pets just look at me like,,,,what the ---- is she doing now.

    TechnoBabe, Thanks I do work with what I have, and I have a strange feeling I am getting a bug. Just a bit nauseaus, hope it passes me by, r u guys all done with it yet, or is it still lingering for you. have the best weekend you can.

    Beth I am still in Farenheit, so it actually was really nice out. Today is another story. supposed to freeze tonight again. But yesterday was a gift. Have a great weekend.

  12. Glad you had a wonderful day my dear!
    Here's to a great weekend to!

  13. Those flowers are beautiful wherever they are placed.^^

  14. Cora, I did have a good day, tonight I must have a flu or something, and now I can't sleep. hopefully soon. ha ha. I love all of your grateful posts, It gets one thinking about everything we have. Take care, have a great weekend.

    Sashindoubutsu, they do look beautiful whereever they are placed, I find the more sun the better for them growing, but I do like the red the best. I hope you are well. take care, I need to come by for a visit. Have a great weekend.

  15. Cinner," At last" was our wedding song. Isn't it beautiful.

  16. Growing up, we had poppy day...I still cherish those memories. Thanks for bringing it all back.

    Enjoy your day.

    One Love.


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