Friday, April 17, 2009

Flamingo Friday

Nearly everyone knows what flamingos look like ---pink birds with long legs. You can see them at just about every zoo. You can find them in storybooks. Alice uses flamingos as croquet mallets in Through the Looking Glass (by Lewis Carroll). Images of flamingos, standing under palm trees, appear in paperweights and snow globes. Plastic flamingos make colorful lawn ornaments!! But did you know that some flamingos live high up in the Andes Mountains of South America? Flamingos can swim, and flamingos can fly.
(Info from The Wild Ones Animal Index.

Here's a "Picasso" version of a flock of flamingos. This one comes as a print or note card in my TheArtfulFlamingo Shop on Etsy.


Martha said...

Great photos and you know I love that print.

Norma Gafford said...

I didn't say, but the photos are of flamingos at the San Diego Zoo.

CK said...

Lovely pictures and a really great print.