The moat of the Tower of London is a river of red poppies, a startling sight.


The Daily Telegraph produced the best photo, with the Queen and Prince Philip walking through the flowers.


The poppies are ceramic, about 5” diameter, made by the artist Paul Cummings. He titled the exhibition “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red.” The last one will be installed November 11, to a total of 888,246, one for each British and Colonial military fatality in WWI.

According to a brochure, the poppies are for sale to the public when the exhibit comes down, £25 each, the proceeds to six service charities. We immediately ordered several, but, too late—all sold out. Isn’t that remarkable? The British take Remembrance very seriously.