Saturday, July 7, 2012

What a flag!

Floral Flag

The 2002 Floral Flag is 740 feet wide and 390 feet high and maintains the proper Flag dimensions as described in Executive Order #10834. This Flag is 6.65 acres and is the first Floral Flag to be planted with 5 pointed Stars comprised of White Larkspur. Each Star is 24 feet indiameter; Each Stripe is 30 feet wide. This Flag is estimated to contain more than 400,000 Larkspur plants with 4-5 flower stems each for a total of more than 2 million flowers. You can drive by this flag on V Street south of Ocean Ave. in Lompoc, CA.
Aerial photo courtesy of Bill Morson

Orbiting 423 miles above the Earth, the Ikonos high-resolution
imaging satellite, launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base
a few years ago, snapped this image Sunday of the Lompoc
Valley's 6.5-acre floral flag.

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