Vernal Equinox

It is officially the first day of spring, although here in London it's been feeling like springtime for almost a month. In honor of the Vernal Equinox here are a few photos taken on an early spring-like day in Hyde Park. All photos taken on my Canon 60D and edited using Adobe Lightroom.

Remembrance Day

In Britain, today is called Remembrance Day. Wreaths of red poppies are placed at monuments to honor the men and women who have fought and fallen in war. Yesterday, on Remembrance Sunday, I went to the Cenotaph on Whitehall to honor the men and women I know who are veterans of or currently serve in the armed services. For me, today is also a day to remember those who chose a different path, the men who refused to take up arms against another human being. This morning at 11am I observed a moment of silence at the Conscientious Objectors Stone in Tavistock Square in honor of my grandfather, great uncle, and uncle who chose that second path. Today I also remember "the peaceful men."

(Photos taken on my iPhone 5 and edited in Snapseed and VSCO Cam.)