Normally being stuck out on a busy city street over-watched by numerous passing visitors would set me on edge, but somehow this Saturday afternoon I didn't seem to mind. There were many beautiful wreaths of flowers to look at and admire. They were placed around New Plymouth's Cenotaph in remembrance of the fallen soldiers of New Zealand and Australia.
The scattered poppies in the foreground have real poignancy. As small as they are, each carries a message of 'thank you' printed on a thin strip of white paper attached on the back. Given all those who fought, lost and survived during the wars, yes we do have a lot to be thankful for.