Friday, April 24, 2009

Flower Friday

This was mums sweet girl Puss. She is my angel cat who looks after me.

Mum realized when she looked back over photos that we like to sit in the same space in the garden. I of course, have to sit in a few more weeds.

Tomorrow is a special day for me, and my Aussie pals Pablo , Huffle Mawson and especially for Fui and Suey . It is ANZAC day, our own poppy day. We remember all the brave men and women who have fought for our countries.

In the first world war, New Zealand and Australian soldiers were sent to the coast Gallipoli inTurkey, to try to fight for a small area of land that would allow access to an important supply route. The penninsula, an area of rocky outcrops was defended hard by the Turks, and this battle that started in the morning of April 25 1915 played an important role is shaping three nations, Turkey, Australia and New Zealand.

In 1995, I was lucky enough to be able to visit Caanakle, and the battlefields, cemeteries and Gallipoli coast. It was a perfect sunny late summer day, and everyone was moved by the graves of those young men, who died so far from home. Especially when you think that many of them were under 20, and so many of their famalies would have been unable to visit their graves.

Turkey was a wonderful holiday destination, the people were always welcoming and gracious. We laid our flowers on the graves and wept tears for all of those who laid buried there. Tomorrow, and every day we remember them.


  1. Happy flower Friday. Also we had not heard of ANZAC day.

  2. Hi Poppy! Puss was a gorgeous girl. That looks like a good spot to sit in the garden.

    Mum will be having a big bit of chocolate cake for dad tomorrow. We might have a sniff!:)

  3. It is very important to remember all the brave people who have died for our countries.
    Puss was pretty. You probably sit in the same place because you can sense that is where she liked to sit.

  4. Dear Poppy Q you are so sweet among the flowers.You are a little delicate flower as well!
    Wonderful post!Many thanks for all informations and it is very interesting.Mainly my mommy who likes a lot about history!
    Have a nice time!
    Purrs from Brazil

    Luna and mommy Léia :-)

  5. Happy Flower day and Anzac day. Dat's so nice of yoo to remember those who have gone before.

  6. Those are beautiful photos of you and Puss, Poppy. And we will join you in remembrance on Anzac Day.

  7. congrats, Poppy, for this great day for you and your country! we have this week one of the our celebrations' country days! Brazil is 509 years old - 22/04!

    have a great night, dear! sweet dreams!

  8. I didn't know about ANZAC day, either, Poppy Q. Thank you for telling me about it. I want to honor our young men and women who fight for freedom. I'll be thinking of them tomorrow.

  9. You and your angel are beautiful in the garden! It is cute that you enjoy the same spot.

    We didn't know about ANZAC day but will join you in remembering the lives lost.

  10. Those are lovely pictures of you and Puss! It is very special that you both like the same spot in the garden.

    Being a military family, thank you for the tribute to your fallen hero's! Mom really enjoys hearing about other countries celebrations!

  11. How cool that y'all sit in the same spot!
    Hugs & Snugs
    Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

  12. Hope u will have a great ANZAC day !

    Puss was lovely, hope she will befriend with Boody!

    love u Poppy!


  13. Hi Poppy Q!
    You look lovely sitting in the garden and so does your angel kitty Puss! I hope you and your family have a great ANZAC Day!
    :) Tibby

  14. Wars are the craziest thing. We will think of those young souls too. Your angel kitties looks very endearing.

  15. Puss was so very, very pretty :-D My cat who came before was a tabby, but she did not have a white bib like Puss. But she was the best kittie ever! Like I'm sure Puss was and you are :-D

  16. Puss was a beauty. We think it's special that you like to sit in the same spot in the garden.

  17. I've read several posts about ANZAC Day. I salute the brave soldiers who defended your counties. Happy ANZAC Day!

    Head-bonks from Gandalf and Grayson

  18. I have an ANZAC Day post up today too Poppy.

    Huffle Mawson