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Saturday, July 12

It's Pink Saturday!

Our hostess is Beverly, at
How Sweet the Sound. Mosey on over to join in the fun and visit more pink links.

Several years ago we were out shopping for annuals at one of our local nurseries. While looking around, I noticed a big display of cute and silly whirlygigs. Now, normally, I don't collect a whole lot of tchotchke and wouldn't purposely be putting a pink plastic flamingo anywhere in my yard. On this day, however, I was feeling a bit whimisical and goofy, so just for grins and giggles, we brought it home and stuck it in a flower bed.

Since then, I've become quite attached to the little guy and faithfully pull it out of storage each season to
whirl away in among the flowers. It's getting old, and the color is fading from the sun, but it's still kind of cute, and it still makes me smile when I see its wings spinning like crazy and the poor little thing never gets anywhere!



At 7/12/2008 8:04 AM, Anonymous Beverly said...

Marianne, I can see why this little cutie makes you smile. I have had a soft spot for flamingos since I was a little girl. We had an attraction not too far from one of the place we lived, and I would always ask my daddy to drive me by to see the flamingos.

I used to have a whirly in my yard that one of my aunts gave me. It was made of wood, and finally just wore out. It made me so sad when it was gone because I always thought of her when I looked at it.

Happy Pink Saturday.

At 7/12/2008 9:30 AM, Blogger Darlene said...

I just love your little pink flamingo whirly-gig! Little things like that always make me smile when we are out and about and I see them.

At 7/12/2008 10:15 AM, Anonymous ellen b said...

I keep threatening my family with doing something "whimsical" in my yard, too. They're scared. have a great Pink Saturday! love the flamingo!

At 7/12/2008 10:59 AM, Blogger Joy said...

What a fun addition to your flower bed!

At 7/12/2008 12:07 PM, Blogger Dawn said...

That is a fun post. I like whimsy every now and then! Your flamingo looks perfectly placed in your garden.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Take care,

At 7/12/2008 2:33 PM, Blogger Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Marianne!

LOOVE your PINK post!

Happy PINK Saturday!


At 7/12/2008 2:50 PM, Blogger CONNIE said...

I can tell the flamingos just feel @ home in your garden.

Come and stop by anytime @ my new place.

At 7/12/2008 3:16 PM, Anonymous Dana said...

Ah Haw!!! You DID have a Pink Flamingo on your post---AND he has wings. My Flamingo may just be a tad bit envious, now! Such a cute picture and great story! Happy Pink Saturday!

At 7/12/2008 4:46 PM, Anonymous suesue said...

love your pinkness!!and the added bonus of a smile for us all! have a sweet pink day!

At 7/12/2008 7:52 PM, Blogger Anne Fannie said...

Hi Marianne, love your pink plastic flamingo! I stole one once out of my friend's yard and took it to Australia with us on a trip and the flamingo sent them pictures of his trip! It was hilarious!
Glad to meet you on Pink Saturday!
Love, Ann

At 7/12/2008 8:22 PM, Blogger Deborah said...

That's one wild looking flamingo - I'll bet he's a lot of fun!

Hug, Deborah

At 7/12/2008 10:52 PM, Anonymous Jeanne said...

Marianne, Your flamingo may be old and a little faded, but he still looks very pink to me. I love his story. Smile.

Happy pink day today.


At 7/12/2008 11:30 PM, Blogger Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

That is one flamingo I would allow in my garden! He is cute!!

At 7/14/2008 7:32 AM, Blogger Tracy said...

Hi, Marianne! Thanks for stopping by my place on Pink Saturday! Your pink is very fun...love the flamingo! Happy Summer Days :o)

At 7/14/2008 9:11 AM, Blogger Margie said...

I love your *pink* flamingoe! He's very cute, and adds a nice splash of *pink* to the yard! He may not be getting anywhere, but all that spinning of his wings is keeping him very thin and svelte looking! tee hee!

At 7/17/2008 11:53 PM, Blogger Shirl said...

Hello, I'm still making my pink saturday visits. What a cute post, that flamingo really makes me smile! My mother had one in her home when I was little.
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage


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