|Rosa 'Susan Williams-Ellis' 29 August 2023|
As a little boy, when we had to draw and Argentine flag in school, it was drummed into us that the color was azul celeste (sky blue) and not any other blue.
When Patrick Reid was given the task of designing our Maple
Flag he asked his wife what should be considered. She told him that the flag had to be the same on both sides and easy enough to draw by a school child.
And so it is with the Argentine flag. Although there is what we call el Pabellón Nacional and this flag, seen in government buildings and in the armed forces, has a sun in the middle.
Today is a grey and rainy day and I might just wear a
flannel shirt. No matter what the weather is, it always gives me a reason to
think of my Rosemary. Today we would acurrucar (almost means to spoon) in our
bed with our cats. And who knows other stuff would have happened.
My Chickering piano is being tuned, and leaving the man to do his job, I went outside to see what might be in bloom on the deck. I noticed the four white flowers of the English Rose, Rosa ‘Susan Williams- Ellis’. How could I connect them to my memory of Rosemary? That was easy as her favourite colours in the garden were white and blue. To get the blue background in this scan a lay a semi transparent plastic sheet.
Then, in one of my Bunny Watson, moments I thought of my father’s wool Argentine flag. And presto here are two images in honour of my Rosemary which does include here something of her Argie husband.