Wednesday Lensday: Poppies and Propellers

Wednesday Lensday: Poppies and Propellers

A repost from last year, but I feel it’s more important than ever to remember those that fought for our freedom, soldiers from all races, nationalities, religions and backgrounds, in a battle against hatred.

So here, again, is my small tribute to those who have protected and fallen, a commemoration of Remembrance Day, Armistice Day and Veterans’ Day being observed by many nations around the world today, on November 11th.

Lest we forget…Love Wins.


Close to my home is an old airfield, Lissett, which during World War II was the home to RAF 158 Squadron, Bomber Command. It is now the site of a windfarm, where each of the turbines is named after one of the 11 aircraft that flew from the base as a memorial to the airmen lost.

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Outside the entrance stands a metal sculpture, designed by local artist, Peter Naylor, which depicts a team of airmen emerging from the mist. The sculpture is inscribed with the 851 names of people who lost their lives on active service from Lissett airfield and stands as the only Bomber Command memorial in the UK.

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Dino Dates – A photo love story

Dino Dates – A photo love story

Inspired by photos seen on Facebook, this week’s Wednesday Lensday is a tale of unconventional love between Dallas and Daphne, two dinky little dinosaurs.

After stalking Daphne’s herd for quite some time (he was a carnivore after all), Dallas found he’d fallen in love with this beautiful creature who had a child-like spirit and a kindness for all living things. So one night he approached her, she clobbered him with her tail, he assured her he could never eat such an angelic being and they’ve been together ever since.

Dino Love

Nobody thought it would last, especially as Dallas converted to munching marigolds and palm leaves, but Daphne supports him with his MEA meetings (Meat Eaters Anonymous) and she’d be the first to tell you that she’s incredibly attracted to his wild side, providing he keeps it in check. Besides, she knows she can take him in a fight – that tail is formidable!

Join them as they go for a date in the sunshine!

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