Smoke Tree Manor: Welcome

Welcome to SmokeTree Manor in Cathedral Cove. While you visit us, learn about the United States, other countries, even pop culture and gay pride through the flags we fly.

If you are looking for Hanky Code information, it is on specific flag pages.

Recent Flags flown at the manor

Panama 1 Panama - The flag of Panama was made by María de la Ossa de Amador and was officially adopted by the "ley 48 de 1925". The Panamanian flag day is celebrated on November 4, one day after Panamanian…

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Palau 2 Palau - The explanation for the choice of colors is rooted in the history and customs of the Palauan people. The light blue of the field symbolizes the Pacific Ocean, and also represents the transition from foreign domination…

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Pakistan 3 Pakistan - The National Flag of Pakistan was adopted in its present form during a meeting of the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan on 11 August 1947, three days before the country's independence, when it was adopted by the…

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Oman 4 Oman - Until 1975, Oman used the plain red banner of the indigenous people. In 1970, the Sultan introduced a complete new set of national flags. Bands of green and white were added to the fly, and the…

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Norway 5 Norway - His eventual choice a few days later of a Nordic cross was clearly based on the tradition established by the other Nordic countries, Denmark and Sweden. This cross represents Christianity. The red and blue colours also…

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Nigeria 6 Nigeria - The flag is an adaptation of the winning entry from Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi in a competition held in 1959. Akinkunmi was a 23-year-old student at the time he designed the flag. He was studying at Norwood…

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Handkerchief Code

Hanky code colors also factor into the flags that are flown at Smoke Tree Manor. Whether the Leather Pride Flag or the Gay Pride Flag

Popular Flags

Often times we are asked if we fly the United States Flag, or even the Pride Flags… and of course we do!

Bear Flag on Our Flagpole Grrrr – The Bear Flag - Yes, I know, I said in the last post that we were working on all of the state flags of the United States in order of admission to the Union, and well, this isn't a state…

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Leather Pride & Master/slave flag 7 Leather Pride & Master/slave flag - We chose to fly the Master/slave Flag in the subordinate position to the Leather Pride flag, an arrangement that is consistent with the Master/slave community frequently being seen as a smaller community within the larger Leather…

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Leather Pride Flag 8 Leather Pride Flag - The Leather Pride Flag, or what I prefer to call The Trust Flag, was originally presented to the gay leather community in May of 1989 at the International Mister Leather event in Chicago.  The flag found…

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Flags of My Birthrights - Pride Flag 9 Flags of My Birthrights – Pride Flag - Last week I discussed the California flag, the first of my birthright flags and today I will talk about the second birthright flag, and arguable the more important one in my life: the gay pride, or…

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