Poppies

During yesterday’s walk through the Botanic Gardens, my eye was drawn to a flower bed by the brightly coloured poppies. I always associated poppies with Remembrance Day, and so I was not surprised to read that they have been used as a symbol for sleep, peace and death. In early Greek and Roman mythology, poppies were used as offerings to the dead.

Poppies, Botanic Gardens, Colac, Victoria

Poppies – an offering for the dead

Poppy, Botanic Gardens, Colac, Victoria, Australia

Poppy – Botanic Gardens at Colac

Poppy, Botanic Gardens, Colac, Victoria, Australia

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