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Message 1944285 - Posted: 14 Jul 2018, 19:13:01 UTC

There are a lot of different symbols associated with my home state of Kentucky, but my favorite is the Northern Cardinal bird. They stay here year-round, and look especially impressive on a snowy winter day.

What is your favorite symbol for where you live?
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Message 1944302 - Posted: 14 Jul 2018, 20:09:47 UTC

I like our state flower, the poppy.
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Message 1944306 - Posted: 14 Jul 2018, 20:15:14 UTC - in response to Message 1944302.  

Wow! That's an eye-popping picture, Carlos. Your state is California, right? I didn't know poppies thrived there.
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Message 1944310 - Posted: 14 Jul 2018, 20:24:06 UTC - in response to Message 1944306.  

Wow! That's an eye-popping picture, Carlos. Your state is California, right? I didn't know poppies thrived there.

yes, https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=627
I do kind of like our state animal as shown on our state flag
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Message 1944312 - Posted: 14 Jul 2018, 20:26:42 UTC - in response to Message 1944310.  

I would not have guessed the bear was the state animal for California, either. This is very educational.
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Message 1944318 - Posted: 14 Jul 2018, 20:44:54 UTC

My states flower in South Australia is the "Sturt Desert Pea"



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Message 1944319 - Posted: 14 Jul 2018, 20:49:02 UTC - in response to Message 1944318.  

Is that edible? It amazes me how it grows wild in what looks like a rather dry terrain.
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Message 1944323 - Posted: 14 Jul 2018, 21:09:49 UTC - in response to Message 1944319.  
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Is that edible? It amazes me how it grows wild in what looks like a rather dry terrain.



SOUTH Australia's floral emblem - Sturt's Desert Pea - may join marijuana on a banned list of plants under proposed new laws.

I just noticed this was stated in 2011, seems this law never happened as many garden centers sell the seeds or plant..
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Message 1944325 - Posted: 14 Jul 2018, 21:14:53 UTC - in response to Message 1944323.  

Oh really? Sounds intriguing.
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Message 1944330 - Posted: 14 Jul 2018, 21:32:12 UTC

And here.
The origin of province flowers came from the American idea of state flowers, and was brought to Sweden by August Wickström and Paul Petter Waldenström in 1908.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Province_flowers_of_Sweden
My favorite pick is of course the white water lily.
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Message 1944351 - Posted: 14 Jul 2018, 23:53:04 UTC

Texas' state flower is the bluebonnet.




State bird is the northern mockingbirds.


State animal is the Texas longhorn.

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Message 1944379 - Posted: 15 Jul 2018, 2:35:23 UTC
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From my current "home state":
Alamo Mission in San Antonio, Texas


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Message 1944381 - Posted: 15 Jul 2018, 2:42:23 UTC

From my original "home state":
Wrigley Field - Home of the Chicago Cubs - Chicago, IL


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Message 1944611 - Posted: 15 Jul 2018, 23:26:14 UTC


Washington has this, it's called Mt. Rainier, it's pretty cool. OBTW there are several more that are almost as big and picturesque.
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Message 1944755 - Posted: 16 Jul 2018, 16:20:22 UTC

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Message 1944756 - Posted: 16 Jul 2018, 16:22:14 UTC

Or this fine Lady?

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Message 1944760 - Posted: 16 Jul 2018, 16:28:41 UTC

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Message 1944765 - Posted: 16 Jul 2018, 16:46:28 UTC

Well, we have the Harp, Shamrock & the Celtic Cross but the best symbol has to be this one. :-)



Recognisable anywhere :-)
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Message 1944776 - Posted: 16 Jul 2018, 18:51:19 UTC - in response to Message 1944765.  

I love Ireland! You're making me thirsty. :~)
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