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Maryse D
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7 years ago

Wonderful! Poppy is my favorite flower because it’s pure red and a very simple one.
I would go to Iran in June to see it by my self.
Your picture remains me the famous painting “The poppy fields”.
If I remember right, it’s an Auguste Renoir painting when he was in “Provence” French countryside.

P H
Reply to  Delaram F
7 years ago

Nice drawing! How old is she now?

Jean-Marc L
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7 years ago

Very beautiful: it’s invite us to a walk.

Poppies remind me of the famous English symbol of the first World War. In November, in Lille, we can see English people with a poppy on the lapel in remembrance of the WWI deaths. In France nobody wears anything.

Philip H
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7 years ago

Beautiful photographs.

It is also particularly poignant that you highlight the poppy as the 1st July is the 100th anniversary of the start of the battle of the Somme in the 1st World war when there were 60,000 British casualties on the first morning alone and, by November well over a million British, French and German casualties.

As John Macrae wrote;

In Flanders fields the poppies grow
Between the crosses, row on row.

Philip H
Reply to  Delaram F
7 years ago

Hi Delaram, The poppy has been the official symbol of remembrance in the U.K. since 1921. It was adopted by the Royal British Legion, our ex servicemen and womens’ association. Each year millions of paper poppies are manufactured and sold during early November (leading up to the 11th November), by the Legion to support those who have been injured in the services, in all conflicts, not just the 1st World war. Last year I think something like £40 million pounds was raised. If you ever visit the UK in early November, you will see that almost everyone wears a poppy.… Read more »

Philip H
Reply to  Philip H
7 years ago

But now I learn about Le Bleuet de France?

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