Just another in my little series of flamingos to give you a chuckle. The picture is from last summer. The bird sure wouldn't show up here today.
In case you are curious, this is the 18th different silly ornamental flamingo I've featured. No duplicates yet. I guess that's what fascinates me the most about this series. I had always assumed there was one mold and the lawn ornaments were all alike. Instead, I have discovered various commercial molds, all sorts of artisan variations, and other decorative uses for the birds.
Did you know that the plastic ones have only been around since 1957? I'll bet there are as many of them as there are real ones.
Just looked that up. There are five species of flamingo worldwide, with a total population of possibly 5 million. I'd be truly surprised if there are fewer plastic ones than that.
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