Posts Tagged ‘Roses’
These are a rose called Pierre de Ronstard, a climber that I have planted on the poles of my clothes line. Taken early one morning after it had rained, and I have not fiddled with the colours. They are truly gorgeous.
Last week, while having my car serviced in Ballarat, I had several hours to kill, and amongst other things I went to the Art Gallery. I had forgotten that the Eureka flag was on display there, I had never seen the real thing before, so I took a couple of photos – not sure if I should have done so, but there the only sign I could see was one which said no tripod photography was allowed – nothing about using a little hand held digital. For non-Australians, do have a look at the link which explains the history of this 1854 flag, and its significance to many organisations. Looking at its tattered remains, I thought about the needlewomen who would have made it. I doubt that they could have guessed it would become such a revered icon.
The flag is now kept under glass in a darkened room to preserve the cloth.