there are so many flags in our world and I wonder how many of us are familiar with them.
I know only a few...
Vintage British flag
I love to see flags waving in the breeze
it's a wonderful greeting to see our Canadian flag flown in cities in the USA and other countries.
I think it's a friendly gesture.
I never knew there were so many rules about flying a flag.
In The Humble Bungalow we fly the flag on Canada Day...
(this is not the correct way to fly a flag)
Friends of ours who have a lovely home on the waterfront on one of the Gulf Islands
hoist the flag when they are in the house...
rather like the Queen's staff do when she is residence!
Many cottagers do the same on their lake front properties and we boaters fly the flag when we are cruising.
An American courtesy flag is flown when we are cruising in US waters.
Signal flags are flown which spell out the name of a vessel.
Cocktail flags indicate you are welcome to pop by for a drink.
Power Squadron flags
Yacht Club burgees
on the water there are many many flags flown.
Flag etiquette states one must lower the flag at sunset.
At Roche Harbour in the San Juan Islands
there is a colors ceremony where all gather to watch the lowering of the flag.
It's so patriotic that one cannot help but be moved by the power of this event.
Mr. HB and I were walking along the seafront just a day or so ago
and we were both expressing our gratitude for our home and it's proximity to the ocean
the spectacular scenery
the gulls flying
the salty breeze
and the polite people that greet us on our way.
I recently stumbled upon The Maple Leaf Forever
sung by none other than Micheal Buble.
I hope that you have a fabulous day!
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