Maybe grey too, since I don’t remember many people I know from New Zealand talking about bright sunshine , Ha! I’ve actually seen quite a few cyclists here don the blinding yellow as they cycle on the roads. I’m also an American fan of the Green Packers, so that was the first thing I thought of when I started reading. This tourney is hard as I watch very late into the night here in the states! The maple tree (there are several different types of maple trees in Canada), is common in areas of Canada where there are lots of deciduous trees..all of eastern Canada, Ontario. Maybe one day you will visit Australia. When we have 38 or so in summer we all struggle, but there again air-conditioning is non-existent. Hope you’re having a great week, Mabel and that it’s not too hot (news about the heatwave sounds frightening!). Ano ang pinakamaliit na kontinente sa mundo? I love when there’s a Canadian event to see the sea of red with white accents – it’s very cool! Other Australian flags. I admit I hadn’t heard of the golden wattle before reading your post, Mabel! And if that will ever change. Really great post!! The mention of the golden wattle reminds me of a favourite bit of sketch comedy from Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Lovely. Pagkakaiba ng pagsulat ng ulat at sulating pananaliksik? Think of green and gold, think of Australia’s abundant natural surroundings. Great informative article. Here in America, the colors Green & gold bring to mind an American football team from the state of Wisconsin. Speaking of the woods, I’ve always associated the maple leaf with Canada and thought it was a significant symbol over there. Thanks, Jane. Also provides flag images and template files for download. I hadn’t thought about it, but there’s no shortage of these colours at the Open. The Australian flag design and colours were adopted through a competition way back (the final design changed a bit). Really enjoyed learning about green and gold here, Mabel. When I was five and went to pre-school, the school uniform at my school was either a green and gold checkered dress or a yellow top and green pants. Officials consider the Australian national flag the premier national symbol. Provides a brief history of other Australian flags including the Australian Aboriginal flag, the Torres Strait Island flag and many ensigns used in defence and civilian organisations. Australia’s cricket team, the Socceroos, the Matildas and really most Australian sporting teams don green and gold uniforms when they play international matches. Over the years, I’ve spent time roaming many an Aussie beach, tanned (and baked and burnt) under many summer suns, trekked through grassland alongside kangaroos, danced on grass and fell down and rolled on that grass…. Like other commenters have said when I think of green and gold in the USA I think of the Packers football team. Now I feel a bit bad that there isn’t a splash of green. It really is common to see green and gold in the grocery shops here in Australia. Not too many countries can boast of such a lively and colorful combination as their national colors. Perhaps not much of a surprise given Australia broke away from British settlement and every now and then there are proposals about incorporating green and gold (alongside doing away with the Southern Cross) into a redesigned Aussie flag. Keep doing good and spreading hope . Takami, There’s always much to be learn about colours and what they mean to each of us. Mabel, I hadn’t thought about purple representing anything in particular … don’t know if this is more of a southern thing? Think green and gold jerseys, tank tops, banners, flags, scarves, capes, towels, umbrellas and more. , It sounds your friend in Meditation and your husband’s friend’s wife all have found a home of some sort in Australia, and a sense of purpose. I do enjoy learning about other cultures. Provides information about the significance, history, proclamation and use of the national colours. The flag is paraded by our defence forces and displayed around the country at sporting events and by service organisations, schools, community groups and private Purple is not so good! I loved that you noticed them in commercial products in shops. Maybe it was a word-of-mouth tip and here you are, hearing about it . Loved the photos too Mabel.. And I always associate your bright green and gold with Australia. True, there always seems to be a fuss around our Olympic Uniforms, even the cricket team too. Australia's national gemstone is the opal. The writer and composer of Australia’s national anthem was Peter Dodds McCormick. Your writing as usual is faultless! In fact, state rights are the rights that probably affect your day-to-day life more. Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. It is Australia's foremost national symbol and has become an expression of Australian identity and pride. Having been to Central Australia a few times, the Aboriginal flag colours do seem more representative of Australia.
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