Craigflower Farm and Remembrance Day
The second installment of Robyn Gosby’s One Four Challenge
A soft focus, vignette and a filter in Perfect Effects gave it a soft water colour and vintage look. Craigflower Farm is a Victoria, BC, Heritage site and is across the road from where I live.
She watched and waited, hoping to see the children walking home from the old school house just over the bridge. It was only a short distance away. She thought wistfully of the summer that would soon arrive and with it all the cotillions, ceilidhs, and socials that had sprung up since the days of the old fort.
The children are late she thought, but at any moment now she would hear their footsteps and laughter. She often thought she heard a long sigh flowing by the farm. She didn’t recognize the exhale of time and so, the old house watched and waited as she always had. ( from my short story Craigflower Farm)
And as my poppies are in keeping with Remembrance Day
The Rankin family- Fare thee well, love
This statue stands at the Vancouver Train Station where so many stood and said goodbye before heading off into the frightening unknown of two world wars. The sculpture was created after World War I to remind us of their sacrifice, and to celebrate the fallen and all who served.