After that we had some in the flower beds here and there and one year they almost disappeared completely for no particular reason. So the last thing my wife and I expected was that a drought would supercharge their growth to something we had never seen before in the 10 years we have been in our house.
And they didn’t only appear where the lawn had been. They popped up all over the place. If our driveway hadn’t been brick paved it too would have been covered in red. As it was they still managed to end up flowering in some of the joints between the pavers.
|Lt. Col. John McCrae's poem In Flanders Fields|
Now almost 100 years later it is still the inspiration for a Poppy Day every November because it was on the 11th of that month that the Great War ended in 1918.