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.

Found on

the Somme Battlefields

of France.



I suuppose we have a week or three yet,  

however the cool weather may delay

these Christmas blooms this year.

Monday (37C/98.6F) is forecast to be

our only warm day next week.

The rest of the week maximum temperatures

are forecast to be around 20C/68F.

Our average December temperature

is 23.8C/74.8F



Not being able to drive for six weeks

is taking its toll on fresh photos.

On a positive note, however,

I have found a few previously

unpublished photos in the archives

This appears to be a Mother’s Day bouquet from 2004.