The Flodden memorial stands in memory of the tragic loss of lives during the Battle of Branxton Moor.

More of my posts on this subject, giving further information on the battle which is more commonly known as the Battle of Flodden Field can be found here.

In Memory...

Symbolic Poppy

For more of this weeks PhotoHunt pictures check out Whistlestop PhotoHunt.

***Index to my posts on Flodden.***

20 Comments CherryPie on Mar 9th 2012

20 Responses to “PhotoHunt – Symbolic”

  1. If everything works with blogger I should have my photo hunt pictures post in about 11 and ½ hours.
    But in the mean time…I never thought a maker to be symbolic but it sure is.

  2. YTSL says:

    Knowing of the tragic events that took place there, it’s hard to not look at that red in the second photo and not think of blood spilled in the area… At the same time, I do also think your two photos for this entry are beautiful. Strange isn’t it how positive and negative thoughts can sometimes co-exist?!

  3. Diane says:

    I though the poppy in the second picture seemed rather poignant Cherie, considering the events of so many years gone by.
    The actual site of Flodden field, in my opinion, has a sort of ethreal beauty. When we stopped, it was a lovely mild October morning; however I did sense a sound of almost, whispering voices, in the prevailing wind, that stirred up over the to say, surrounding fields, when we stepped out of the car….
    Needless to say, himself didn’t hear a thing, except his stomach rumbling, as it was lunchtime!
    Must tell you Cherie, we are going back to The Coach House at Crookham, later this month, we enjoyed it so much last October, when we stayed.
    I believe too, we are staying in your favourite room, next to the lounge. We staying one of the Courtyard rooms last time, which was lovely, but I believe ‘your room’, is even more spacious and comfortable, so, I look forward to that!

    • CherryPie says:

      I feel the same way as you do about the field and so does a friend of mine who is from Scotland.

      I am so pleased you liked the Coach House so much that you are going back :-) I think you will love that room, you know I do :-) I hope you have a great time there. xx

  4. An excellent take on the theme Cherie

  5. james higham says:

    What a senseless waste of human life.

  6. The poppy is a beautiful symbol of rememberance… My favorite!
    ~ Let’s ‘play’ next weekend at The Saturday PhotoHunt.

  7. JD says:

    you are drawn again and again to Flodden aren’t you Cherie
    it is indeed, as Diane said, ethereal and ‘alive’
    if you are interested, there was an even bloodier battle earlier and a bit further south

    you will be pleased to know that I was one of the 110 survivors :)

    • CherryPie says:

      Yes Flodden does draw me… I only happened on it by chance the first time in 2005, it is the sort of thing that happens when you are with a military history buff ;-)

      But on all the subsequent visits it is me that feels the need to go back there. It is close to the Coach House which Di mentioned. It is also close to the CherryPie tree.

      This one of my favourite photos that I have taken there (so far):

      Maybe I should investigate the battle of Otterburn next time I visit… You seem to be doing remarkably well for having survived that battle ;-)

  8. Marcie says:

    It’s really quite amazing that in this place where battles were lost and won – there is now such beauty! Thanks for the images..

  9. Mariane says:

    It IS a superb object symbolic the big hope we need to have because of the time we are at the moment. I think all your photographs are beautiful . Thanks for showing.
    Kind regards