Saturday, November 8, 2008

My life in Canada (November 2008): Fall and Remembrance Day

November 2008:

Well, so far not much has happened yet. Fall has really made it’s appearance as we have had nothing by wet weather since the beginning of November. I think we might have had 2 or 3 days with some sunshine, but the last couple of days it has been raining hard and lots…and there is no end of the rain in sight yet. All the trees are still nicely coloured with all the yellow, orange and read shades…it’s beautiful to see! On the 11th of November we have a holiday here as well. It’s called Remembrance Day and on this day we remember all the fallen soldiers during the war. We wear plastic/cloth poppies on our jackets when we go out to show respect to all the soldiers that were lost in WWI. The poppy actually comes from a poem about Flanders Fields. The poppies referred to in the poem grew in profusion in Flanders…the Flemish (Dutch) part of Belgium where war casualties had been buried and thus became a symbol of Remembrance Day. The poem goes like this: In Flanders Fields the poppies blow, between the crosses row on row…and so on. You can read the full poem HERE

Some fall colours in our garden!

And a beautiful sunset seen from our living room window
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