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Day #2 Flowers and Layouts (and an owl cake!)

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Today, rather than show a photo of a real flower in the garden, I’d like you to see my ceramic poppy, and tell you her story.

When we were in London, it was the 100th anniversary of the beginning of WWI, and the Brits were celebrating the lives of 888,246 fallen soldiers. They set up an amazing display of ceramic poppies, made by the artist – one for each of the deceased – to commemorate the occasion. They were placed in the moat around the Tower of London beginning in August and finishing up in November.

We watched the progress for the 2 1/2 weeks we were there. As the numbers grew, the display got more and more impressive, and really drove home the magnitude of the losses.
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We were able to pre-purchase one of the poppies and have it shipped to us once the display was removed. Last month it finally arrived, and took it’s place in the garden, a constant reminder of not only a wonderful trip, but of all those soldiers who died in service to the Crown.

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Layout…

This has turned out to be an insanely busy weekend. The time I have available to scrapbook has been minimal.

Although I’m technically doing layouts, I’m still in “get the photos on the page” mode. Nothing terribly creative. There just aren’t enough hours in the day!

But, I do have several pages of photos of Camden Town down and ready to be embellished.

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Most of the day today was spent getting Bea’s owl birthday cake decorated. She turned out pretty cute!

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Here’s hoping things calm down a little tomorrow. I really do want to start flexing my creative scrapbooking muscles, not just slap photos down!

About tatterednworn

I am a woman who has committed to living a creative life.

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