Pink Flamingo Sightings
This photo is for Snappy over in the U.K., who recently commented about the kitschiest of all kitschy garden ornaments -- The Great American Plastic Pink Flamingo. Yes folks, even in the community garden, right here in the nation's capital, we have a pair of Phoenicopterus plasticus perched proudly on the fences for everyone to enjoy (or get annoyed by).
Would I put pink flamingos in my garden? No. Never. They're too tacky and plasticky for my taste. But I have to admit, when I see them in other people's gardens or lawns, they make me smile. Their sheer absurdness amuses me I guess. (But please, people, keep them on your own side of the fence.)
As Snappy pointed out, the history of these birds is quite interesting. Everything you never thought you wanted to know about pink flamingo ornaments can be found at this site... called Useless Information. Did you know that the authentic pink flamingos have the artist's signature under their tails and they are always sold in pairs?
So now, if you really want to get a pair of these for your garden (and why would you?), you can find them on Amazon , where previous
But wait! There's more!
Cough up a few extra bucks and you can get yourself the Pink Flamingo Holiday Wreath with Sock Monkey. (Huh? Is this for real? That's the tackiest thing I've ever seen!)
And if you're really into it, why not go all out and embarrass your friends with a Pink Flamingo Party Pak?
What is this world coming to? *Sigh*
Well, we mustn't get too attached to our pink flamingo ornaments because this is what will happen when the bird flu hits.
I know, that was terrible, but I couldn't resist.
(P.S. A note to any of my family members who are reading this: Please, please, don't send me any pink flamingo stuff for Christmas. Definitely not the wreath.)