Capture the Flag

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    Proudly flying over a Government building in Whitehall,not far from Downing Street.


    Flags of friendship,Swindon Mela 2008
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    Mumbles Pier near Swansea:



    Our daughter on Rhossili beach with her Jack Army (Swansea City FC) flag:

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    Stars & Stripes

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    Christmas Past


    Front Porch Santa Flag by ChicagoJohn


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    Blowin' in the wind...


    In the wind by ChicagoJohn, on Flickr
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    Prayer flags-probably Hindu but am wiling to be put right
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    Every bit as recognisable as having the Union Jack on!
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    Pin Flag


    Hole in one by ChicagoJohn, on Flickr

    On golf courses they put tall pins in the holes with flags on them so you can see where the hole is from far away. Back when I tried to play golf, that never made a difference; when I managed to hit the ball at all, it always went into the weeds or somewhere else I wasn't able to find it.

    Anyway, a co-worker who is a good golfer actually had a hole-in-one at a golf course at a small town in Iowa called The Harvester Golf Club in Rhodes. This guy never would have been a Rhodes Scholar, but he was apparently a Rhodes golfer. So I used my Pentax Optio W80 point-and-shoot, which I'm trying to learn how to use during this weekly theme now, and after some lighting issues, I captured this pin flag image which, albeit on the soft side of focus to be generous, does manage to serve a journalistic purpose, methinks. And the very best thing about it is that it already had a frame and wasn't already a picture.

    I'm going to post a few more flag photos I took at work today too with the W80.

    Postscript: After posting this I realized just how sad it really was: Here is a person who obviously thought it worthwhile to enshrine what is clearly a random event. While it is true that he was there on that day, while it is true he placed his ball on the 14th tee, while it is true he swung his driver and hit the ball, and while it is true that the winds that day were blowing just right, and while it is true that the ball hit the green which was groomed randomly in just the right way to enable the ball to roll into the cup, while all of this is true, is this particular sequence of truths something one wants to enshrine in a glass covered frame with the very ball and the very score card and a map of the hole in this particular, very obscure golf course somewhere in the middle of Iowa too far from any major city to mention it?

    I am asking myself what something like this hanging on one's office wall says about ones life, about what one sees as important, about what one has done, about one is doing, about what one hopes do do.

    If it sounds like I'm judging, I'm really just looking in the mirror; I'm really just preparing myself for retirement in 12 months from now.

    And if it appears that I'm telling you all of this; I'm not: I'm really telling myself; I'm just pretending to talk to you.
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