Yesterday, being Waitangi Day, and a holiday, we drove to Hamilton along with a few others from our church to spend some time with the Roses and Bycrofts in their farm and see the Hamilton gardens. After a barbecue meal, some of us set off on a walk to a hillock in the farm.

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We had many things to talk about. The dry bush near me in the photo was not one of those things.

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Until Mr Snowball (really his name) showed it to me.  He even carefully plucked a flower for me, as he told me that it was the emblem of Scotland, just like the rose is the emblem of England and the Shamrock is for Ireland.

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Click here if you are interested in knowing the probable reason for this unusual emblem.

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