The wreath above was put together by a local Albany Girl Guide Unit for placing at the ANZAC Day Service today and the War Memorial. It featured protea, rosemary and whatever else matched the colour theme from the gardens of Guides and Leaders.
Meanwhile, down at the beach the display of poppies was growing as passers-by added flowers one by one to the commemorative display. Perhaps a silent, personal prayer of gratitude for lives lost or for those wounded in the service of others.
I started to think about how many causes or events are symbolised or use flowers to portray a kind of compassion I guess, not normally associated with concerns, like War for example.