Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red
On July 17th 2014 the longest serving member of the Yeoman of the Guards at the Tower of London 'planted' the first of the ceramic poppies that would eventually build up to be the fabulous display of 888,346 poppies planted in the moat around the Tower.
I was lucky enough to catch the display just as it was beginning to be dismantled so did see the effect that lots of poppies had in the moat.
As soon as I heard about the poppies and that a Derby artist was responsible I ordered one for myself.
The poppies started to be sent out towards the end of November so I was getting a bit worried that mne had not arrived yet.
Mine was delivered in a long well packed display box with the poppy in the centre.
In the box was a certificate of authenticity and a small booklet telling me about the artist, the display, the charities that benefited from the sale of the poppies and so much more.
I have put my poppy in a bowl without the metal stem as I like it better like that. If I had been able to afford to buy a dozen or so I might have had them on stems in the garden but one poppy by itself looks a bit sad.
Image Credit » Photo is my own