Every month I choose a photograph from Flickr to appear here.  Hopefully something interesting and informative.

hearts and flowers

This month’s photo is from me.  It’s an older photo called “Hearts and Flowers”.    It was taken along a canal in France.

The caption on the photo reads, “I wanted something for the English magazine for Valentine’s Day. And then I remembered this photo of hearts and flowers.  How appropriate.”

I called it “Hearts and Flowers” because politicians and generals often talk about capturing people’s “hearts and minds”, a phrase used by the US military in the Vietnam war and by Harold MacMillan in relation to the Communist insurgency in Malaysia.  There was even a BBC program called Hearts and Minds which covered the latest issues in the politics of Northern Ireland.

Maybe if they concentrated more on hearts and flowers, the world would be a better place.