Just for a writer’s fun…and because we like flamingos so much…enjoy a few whimsical stories about these interesting pink birds! Who knows? A book may come out of it!
The fascination we have for flamingos just sort of happened. It started out with someone giving my husband and me a flamingo statue as a gag gift. Then I decided he needed another one, so I found a really cute one. We put them both in the Florida room, and all of sudden, before we even realized it, our little collection of pink birds had grown and had not only become the main décor in that room, but had also migrated to the family room, and of course, outside by the pool.
And somehow, new flamingos still seem to pop in when we least expect it!
Then I realized that flamingos really are beautiful birds. Yes, they have a not so wonderful reputation for tackiness, but seriously, how can you resist a bird that’s pink, eats shrimp and shows up in the most unusual places?
They are also quite intelligent, or at least the ones we have by our pool seem to be. They know how to withstand snow, sleet, cold weather, and really don’t require a lot of maintenance at all, except for the occasional scrubbing when their plastic feathers get a bit grungy. They’re always there to greet us when we go outside, and summer, well, summer is their favorite time of year, probably because they’re very social animals, and they love it when we’re outside in the pool with them, or cooking shrimp and steak on the grill!
And when we host our annual Flamingo pool party, well, they are just beyond tickled pink!
So, in honor of our flamingo fascination, we decided to let the flamingos have their say online. After all, they’ve told us some interesting stories over the years, and it’s time to share some of them!
May you enjoy their words of wisdom as much as we do!