Welcome to the forum, Starry! I'm so glad you're moving to Daybreak!
I'm not an expert on the HOA restrictions, but I do know that I added a flagpole to the house without problems.
If you want to go through the proper channels, it's best to make a complete list of EVERYTHING you want to do to the exterior of the house (paint, fence, landscaping, etc.) and submit them all for review at once. Then you don't need to deal with the HOA for every little thing you'd like to change to the exterior.
Good luck on the move and welcome to the neighborhood!