Paul StJohn Mackintosh

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A morning field of cornflowers

This is how the empty building plots at the end of our lane look in the morning: a carpet of cornflowers. And by the afternoon, they’re all closed again.

Apparently, the cornflower is not only France’s equivalent to the poppy in England, and the national flower of old Prussia, but is also the symbol of pan-Germanist ideas and Austria’s Freedom Party. No floral politics here!