Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Flamingos - the porcelain kind

Flamingos are such pretty creatures. What do you think of these two? They're porcelain and in mint condition.


And they're big. My good friend C was over friday night and arranged them in the bathroom. I love that they're close to water. I brought in some Palm frongs to enhance their little habitat.

Here's a few googled facts about Flamingos if you're interested ...
  • Flamingos live an average of 20 to 30 years.
  • Males and females look alike
  • They rest by standing on one leg. The “knee” of the flamingo is actually an ankle joint and the lower leg bends forward.
  • Nests are built up by mouthfuls of mud!
  • Grown flamingos have few natural predators
  • Their pink or reddish color comes from the algae, diatoms, and small crustaceans the birds eat
  • During the day flamingos preen using their bills and spreading oil from a gland near the base of their tail through their feathers. They spend 15 to 30% of the day preening
I worry that our house is turning into a giant wot-not stand. You know, those things our parents had in the corner of a room with ornaments all over it, budgies, little horses, floral things. Maybe it's time for an edit? 


  1. mm I have that fear occasionally too. I love your flamingos though - I'm sure they'd make it through any upcoming edits

  2. If you really loved me, you'd give me those magnificent birds for my birthday.

  3. Those flamingos are flaming fabulous! You do find the most amazing wot-not items. Certainly doesn't look like it needs an edit from your photos. Maybe you need a large shed so you can rotate items?!