Friday, March 11, 2011

Pink Flamingos

Flamingos are my favorite animals. They always have been. I love the big pools at the zoo that are completely full of flamingos. I like them because they are silly and because they are pink and because they stand on one leg. Now that is funny! But yesterday, driving to work, I saw this:
Mind you, I don't like flamingos enough to put them all over my lawn. I'm still a little confused about the whole lawn flamingo thing anyway. Now, that's not to say that I wouldn't like one of these in my garden when I grow up:
My friend James is deathly afraid of gnomes and that makes me laugh. That's probably why I like them. I think I also like them because they remind me of the Scandinavian countries and those countries are some of my favorite places in the whole wide world. Mind you, I would like ONE garden gnome and it won't be very visible.

Speaking of, did I tell you that my husband is growing fresh sprouts for us to have on sandwiches? That is yummy. He is going to keep a beautiful garden for us someday. Did I also tell you that we had squash, zucchini, asparagus, strawberries, and Greek yogurt for dinner last night? Talk about a refreshing meal.

And just so you know, the pink flamingo lawn ornament is the official bird of Madison, Wisconsin.


  1. When we were little my parents used to go all the way to Swiss temple for a whole week. One time my mum came back with a gnome for the garden just like the one in your picture. We were the first ones to have gnomes in our garden so a lot of people used to stop just to have a look.
    She also wanted a pink flamingo for her garden but I couldn't find one for her so I bought her a massive bird to put in the garden. I had to bring the big thing on the plane, luckily it fitted in the suitcase :) I think she still has it but it has seen better days.

  2. Hahaha! That is so wonderful! Maybe when we go to Spain for Christmas I will take a pink flamingo as my carry-on just for her. :) I love learning all of these little things about your family!