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Poppy.. Oh Poppy Where are you?

poppy plant,

My favorite flower is a poppy.  I love the colors..

I love the weird leaves that seem prickly, but aren’t.

Poppy plant, dew

Have you ever seen the poppy pod up-close?

It looks pretty cool, green with a funny red and purple.

See the “funny hairs”?

I love how the leaves and stems look like they could take on a

tornado.. and the flowers seem so fragile.

Here’s one that is about to open.

Don’t you love them?    I do.. 🙂

Veteran’s Day & Shopping for Poppies on Etsy

I love poppies. I love and appreciate veterans… so in honor of Veterans Day… I present you the top 5 Poppy things I want on Etsy.

I love this poppy garland. I would love to have it to drape over my

curtain rods. Made by Etsy Seller: Middleburg Want to see them

go here

Am I too old to wear these? I think I might be.. It doesn't

matter.. I love them anyway. The seller is empressbarrettes

Do you want to see these check them out here

OOH I love this dress. SO CUTE! The seller is Ananya.

Do you want to see it? Here you go

I know this is a little much for walking around the streets of

Ottawa Kansas.. I think I'd wear it while I eBay..

The sellers name is ChicComplement

Here it is

I have a table similar to this.. but it doesn't have this fabulous poppy on it.

The artist is: brambleygirl.

Here it is

The poppy's significance to Veteran's Day or Remembrance Day is a result of Canadian military physician John McCrae's poem In Flanders Fields. The poppy emblem was chosen because of the poppies that bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I, their red colour an appropriate symbol for the bloodshed of trench warfare. An American YMCA Overseas War Secretaries employee, Moina Michael, was inspired to make 25 silk poppies based on McCrae's poem, which she distributed to attendees of the YMCA Overseas War Secretaries' Conference. She then made an effort to have the poppy adopted as a national symbol of remembrance, and succeeded in having the National American Legion Conference adopt it two years later.

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