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Due to the use of natural dyes through it's history the color of the background of the St Andrew's Cross flag has varied from Navy Blue (the color used in the British Union Flag) to a lighter sky blue. In 2003 a committee of the Scottish Parliament adopted a petition to standardize the colour and settled on an azure blue (Pantone 300), somewhere between dark and light.
Our nylon flags are the new lighter blue color (and are made in the USA). Our polyester flags are a darker blue color.
We began the month at a Fairy Festival near York, PA. We enjoyed a great day. Lots of activities, music, vendors. Interesting and sometimes scary people! A bit of rain at the end of the day, but it didn't bother us.
We were at a Scottish Festival (as vendors and entertainment) in Bridgeport West Virginia on May 7th. It was a great day, with the requisite afternoon showers.
May 14th was the Open House at the Rodale Institute in Kutztown, PA. Plants, a hike around the organic farm (including the old farm houses), and some rain. The 15th saw us Orienteering at Tyler Park, near Newtown, PA.