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Getting My Flamingo Style On

flamingo penAs you can see, I’ve been getting my flamingo style on. Yes, I like the yard art AND the house art. And I’m not alone. Do a search on Google for “flamingo decor” and prepare to be boggled. And possibly enchanted. Maybe swept back into the past? (Does anyone but me remember the “epic” flamingo yard art duel from season 1, episode 2 of Scarecrow and Mrs. King?)

Or, if you’re the hubs…resigned.

flamingo shower curtain

Yup, guest bathroom shower curtain.

I will give him chops for being patient with me and my new interest. I even let a flamingo (briefly) appear in Open With Care. But I’m thinking I need to release my inner flamingo on a higher level. Haha So be warned.

I started my adventures in better understanding flamingoes by watching The Crimson Wing with my sister. I did not know that many believe they are where the legends of the phoenix began, which is very cool. And I’m totally OVER storks after watching this. Man, those birds are EVIL. No one, and I mean NO ONE, should let a stork carry a newborn ever again. Just saying.

On this website you can watch flamingos and find more fun facts about flamingos. Like what turns them pink (hint: their food — luckily my food does not affect me as flagrantly or I’d be the color of donuts most of the time.)

flamingos in Kenya

© ivanmateev / Dollar Photo Club Used with permission.

Random factoid: There is even a singing group called The Flamingos.

One thing I found interesting about flamingos, they are very social birds. As a confirmed hermit, I found this a bit troubling, but I can see how it works for them.

A couple of links if you’d like to know more:

Causes of Color

The flamingo Wikipedia

So? What do you think? Love the flamingos? Hate them? (Could you? They are so cute!) Indifferent? (See previous comment.) I love comments so much that I pick a favorite to receive my monthly AnaBanana gift basket ($25 value).  Recipient is announced the first blog post of the new month.

Perilously yours,


P.S. As I mentioned, a piece of flamingo yard art makes a brief appearance in my novella, Up on the House Top. You can find this story in Open With Care

cover art
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