This summer, the Tower Of London was surrounded by a sea of crimson. The installation, conceived by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, commemorated each and every British or Commonwealth fatality from World War 1 by planting 888,246 red ceramic poppies in a flowing sea spilling out and surrounding The Tower of London
"La Jeune Fille a la Fleur," a photograph by Marc Riboud, shows the young pacifist Jane Rose Kasmir planting a flower on the bayonets of guards at the Pentagon during a protest against the Vietnam War on October 21, 1967. The photograph would eventually become the symbol of the flower power movement.
Tower of London on Armistice Day | 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' installation of 888,246 red ceramic poppies to commemorate the centenary of World War 1. The final poppy was planted on Armistice Day. The Weeping Window, England | by Elaine Williams #london www.littlemissscrabbled.co.uk
Hosta 'War Paint' Large pointed and heavily piecrusted leaves emerge in spring with a striking, irregular butter-yellow center framed by a dark green border. Yellow center holds for a few weeks and then begins to fade to chartreuse. By mid June the center fades to pale green and the show is over for the season. Pale violet flowers late in the spring. Good substance and vigor.