Lest We Forget

By: Linda Joyce Ott

Nov 11 2012

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Category: Art, Conceptual Art, Fine Art, Flowers, Inspiration, Photography

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Aperture:f/4
Focal Length:31mm
ISO:400
Shutter:1/1 sec
Camera:Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields. – John McCrae

Today is Remembrance Day in Canada. Please take a moment to pause and reflect on those who served and those who continue to serve.

About the Optimism of Color Blog

For 365 days, I am posting a photo or piece of art that I have created that reflects what I call the Optimism of Color. Through vibrant colors and bold visceral forms, these works shout out my joy at being alive, and my good fortune at being able to continue to make art after a near death experience.

Each of the images I post brings a smile to my face. I hope they bring you similar joy and laughter through the Optimism of Color.

All photos © Linda Joyce Ott, 2012
Links may be used provided that credit is given to optimismofcolor.com.

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