November – The Gallery

Sticky Fingers has set us a challenge this week – describe November in one photograph for The Gallery.

I’m picking this photograph for a number of reasons.


This photo was taken on Rembrance Sunday this year at the Cenotaph.

Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day have always been a part of my life.  As a child, I was in parades, as an adult I remember family who fought in two world wars – some surviving, some not.

My Dad’s birthday is on 12th November and as a child I always remembered seeing poppies everywhere we went around his birthday.  It’s stuck.  I see poppies for sale I think of Dad, I see poppies in a field, I think of Dad’s birthday to come in November.

Poppies to me, symbolise November, a time for remembering, a time for being grateful for what we have. We should have celebrated a 2nd birthday on Armistice Day, so poppies in November, always make me think of our missing link.  Our poppy in the clouds.



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