Toys for our dogs
At least a twenty-five year old photo.
Ryobi and Ozito nail guns
The toy with which I began this blog…now
superseded by newer models.
Today, ANZAC Day 2021, in small towns
throughout Australia, New Zealand
and at many sites overseas…
…people of all ages will gather before sunrise
to attend Dawn Services and remember..
Wreaths will be laid at local monuments..
…to acknowledge the sacrifices made by those
who did, and did not, return from
the Great War and all subsequent conflicts
in which the Australian Military
In the afternoon
Collingwood and Essendon football teams
will do battle in what has become one of
the highlights of the
Australian Football League calendar.
Due to COVID restrictions only a maximum
of 85,000 fans will be allowed into the
Melbourne Cricket Ground
to watch the match which will commence
after ANZAC Day ceremonies
are completed with all in attendance
observing a minutes silence.
Lest We Forget
It is appropriate to feature
Flanders Field poppies.
It wasn’t until my visit to the Western Front in 2017
that I realised how prolific these poppies are.
Like wildflowers turning fields of battle, red.
the Somme Battlefields