The Finnish flag has come a long way since the first Finnish proto-flag was introduced in 1848. This picture introduces nine selected flag designs from over the years but in reality there are many more proposals and unofficial flag designs out there that are not featured in this picture. When Finland declared independence in 6th December in 1917 the blue-white cross became the official national flag the following year.
Vyshyvanka Day is celebrated on the third Thursday of May. It is intended to unite all Ukrainians over the world, regardless of religion, language they speak or their place of residence. Vyshyvanka is used as a talisman to protect the person wearing it.
Princely Tiger Moth, Chrysocale principalis by Ian & Kate Bruce Via Flickr: A beautiful daytime moth with Iridescent wings. We sighted the Princely Tiger Moth high in the Mil Combres mountains in the Highlands of Mexico. They are found in Guatemala and Mexico and this one was on Ageratum flowers, Whiteweed in the USA, a genus of 40-60 flowering annuals and perennials native to Central America and Mexico with four species found in the USA.