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Sunday, June 28, 2020

Field of flowers!

A little over a week ago, I got a message from my friend Jean from What's up at the Stauffers?  She wondered if I had seen a poppy field near me and included this news link.  Jean lives in Pennsylvania and I think it's interesting that she heard about this before I did, and I live about 40 minutes away.
This is a 4 acre field, planted full of poppies and wild flowers that bees love.  The owners of the field have a blueberry farm, but they set aside this field to fill with poppies in memory of their son who committed suicide after serving in Afghanistan and developing PTSD.  Their son was a bee keeper who also worked on the farm.
I was excited to see it, and took Heather along to enjoy the beauty!  There are pine trees surrounding the field, so when you walk up, you go through the trees and are treated to this amazing sight!

























It's amazing to see this many flowers covering such a large area.










I don't know anything about the second person listed here, but I think their son Mateo would be very touched by this.  I know we were.

23 comments:

Deb said...

What a beautiful field of flowers and a wonderful, touching tribute to a young man who served his country. Thank you for sharing!

The Liberty Belle said...

A beautiful field of flowers. It's a nice way to remember a loved one. Thank you for sharing.

Joyful said...

I love poppies and this field of poppies is very beautiful. I love all the different colours. It's a sad story about the couple son and I pray that seeing the beauty of the flowers and knowing the joy it brings others will give them some comfort.

Sandi said...

Oh, that sign...my heart!

Hootin' Anni said...

Sad to know the reason for the fliwers in the field, but, oh so beautiful! The blue flowers look like bachelor buttons?

Laurel Wood said...

Your pictures are stunning. So sad about their son but an amazing way to honor his memory. I'm glad Heather could join you for this outing.

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

A beautiful memorial to their son.

Mari said...

Hootin' Anni - yes they are bachelors buttons!

Sylvia said...

Very touching story and how beautiful it all is. What a delight to see.

R's Rue said...

Love it.

Changes in the wind said...

What a beautiful tribute and willing to share with all.

Linda said...

Precious. Thank you for their service.

Arlene @Nanaland said...

What a beautiful sight.

Connie said...

What a beautiful memorial, it touches your heart with the love his parents feel for their dear son. May God bless his soul.

Cherdecor said...

I find it so funny that Jean found it first! Hahaha!
It is a beautiful memory of their son.

Terri D said...

Probably breathtaking when you walk through the trees and suddenly see all the color and beauty! Thanks for sharing!! I hope Jean doesn't miss this today!

Judy said...

Oh my goodness, I would love to see that field. How sweet of your friend to let you know about this. I am so sorry for the loss of their son.

Susan said...

Those are great pictures. so beautiful! How do you get the border around the picture?

Henny Penny said...

A field of flowers! It's so pretty! What a sad thing to happen to their son.
I loved looking at the pictures of your last week of vacation. Oh, it looks like you all had lots of fun.

Jean said...

Wow, I can just imagine walking through the trees to this spectacular sight! I just love that they did such a beautiful thing in memory of their precious son. My friend who had originally posted the story on FB had lost her brother due to suicide, so a story like this was especially meaningful to her.

Doris said...

That sister of mine, always on top of stuff ☺ Wow what beauty!! Surely would be something to see and I'm glad you could. Thanks for sharing!

LL Cool Joe said...

What a lovely tribute to their son. I bet that field of poppies was an amazing sight.

Jenny the Pirate said...

Gorgeous place and so inspirational. I love how blogging raises our consciousness to things and people near and far, we might otherwise have never known about. Your pictures are lovely. xoxo