A lovely ornament hangs from a Christmas Tree at The Core shopping centre in downtown Calgary.
When I came across this at a local shopping mall a few weeks ago, I could hardly believe this was, essentially, the result of a really fancy cake decoration. These are Marvel Comics characters Rocket and Groot having a friendly moment together, depicted in a creation as part of The Calgary Sugarcraft Guild‘s annual competition at North Hill Centre last month.
Today marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. In Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the U.K., the poppy has become the symbol of remembrance of fallen soldiers in all wars. The poppy was first used in this way by the American Legion, inspired by the poem In Flanders Fields by Canadian Lt.-Col John McCrae. The poppies in the photo above were spotted in bloom at Riley Park in Calgary, back in August.