Happy Independence Day, Americans! Have fun, stay safe, et cetera.
Now on to our topic – flags in the garden and their impact on others. Take my neighbor’s Old Glory above, hanging on the privacy screen between our townhouse gardens. Like it or not – and for holidays I kinda like it there – it’s a dominant feature in my own garden and from my porch.
Above, another version of the American flag, hanging from the front porch of my old home, in a wildly anti-war neighborhood. It’s been in storage since I moved.
The flags I’m inflicting on neighbors these days are of the Tibetan prayer variety. Above, they’re faded and tattered and people seem to like them.
Below, brand-new flags with their bold primary colors are nobody’s favorite, but I promise my neighbors they’ll fade soon. (Note to flag-makers: How about making them in more than one set of colors?)
Above, what neighbors and visitors see from the parking lot. If they don’t like them, sorry!