Thursday, April 25, 2013

ANZAC DAY

This morning we went to the Anzac Day Memorial Service in Kamo.  I also went last year and a lot of thought is put into  planning of the service.

After that we drove down to Laurie Hall Park in Whangarei itself where the Dawn Service was held to see the crosses and wreaths.






In the photo below there is a Monarch Butterfly on the front cross.  Unfortunately, it has its wings closed in the photo.





There were too many people standing in front of the wreaths to get a photo of the whole table

I have some large gaps in my garden now as I had several large bushes and lots of day lilies removed yesterday.  It looks better already and we sprayed the weeds that are left today and, when they die, I will replant.  Several other areas are planned for this treatment - watch this space.



8 comments:

  1. The wreaths look surprisingly cheerful; it must be all that yellow and blue.

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    1. yes, they are nice and bright aren't they.

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  2. Crosses of remembrance, and a monarch, perfect.Lovely colourful wreaths, I watched on TV early this morning, Dunedin had a lot of rain, the bagpipers wore what looked like specially made capes.Cheers from Jean

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    1. As you can see - a perfect day here once again. Plan to go to the Dawn Service next year.

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  3. What a beautiful and touching tradition. I'm always particularly moved when I think of the Australian and New Zealand troops who came halfway round the world to fight in a war in defence of the Old Country almost 100 years ago now. So much suffering in both wars.

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    1. Yes, war is such a terrible waste of life.

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  4. It must have been such a poignant day as is our Remembrance Day on November 11th. Your garden is looking good. I love day lilies even if they do tend to take over - got several varieties in my garden - perhaps they're not quite as prolific over here though

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    1. Yes, it is just like Remembrance Day. I hope garden will look good once I replant it - a bit bare after all the plants (including two large verbenas) were removed.

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