Thanks! (3)

For birds.  Birds of all kinds and shapes and colors.  Even in the winter months, there are still plenty of the fine feathered creatures around to be watched and admired, and to fascinate.

I was reminded this morning of just how fascinating and beautiful birds can be by an email from a friend.  Cismonok sent me a link to this video:

Thanks!, Cismonok.  I really enjoyed watching the starlings.  What a beautiful sight!  I’d love to be able to stand there and watch them in person.  (It should be noted that I’m going to try very hard not to spend my day looking at all the other beautiful bird videos available on YouTube.)

I had another reminder about birds yesterday.  A strange flock arrived in the evening.  They are exotic, bigger than most of the birds around here, and hot pink.

Yes, they are pink flamingos.  I once did a blog post that included pink flamingos.  You can see it here if you’d like.  It explains, among other things, why I like pink flamingos.  You’ll have to scroll down a bit, past the babies and flowers and mummers, to get to the flamingos.

The package of flamingos was addressed to Best Mom Ever.  They are a birthday gift to me from M the Younger.  Tacky?  Yes.  But fun.  And they certainly made me smile and laugh.

Now all I have to figure out is the best placement for some of these lovely birds around the pond.  I’d like to have them out there in honor of M the Younger’s next visit (sometime around Christmas).  Not all of them, mind you.  You can take kitsch just so far before it becomes a problem with the neighbors.

I think it might turn into a pink flamingo and lava lamp holiday this year.

Thanks! to M the Younger for a fun birthday gift.  I have to admit that I’m glad you didn’t give in to the urge to buy 50 in honor of my 50th.

Today’s view of the pond:

Pretty, isn’t it?

It’s currently 33°F (feels like 22°F), sunny with a few wispy clouds, winds S 15-25 mph.  A good day to bundle up and enjoy the sunshine.  We don’t see it much this time of year and I think it’s always a good idea to celebrate the sun when it does make an appearance.

Anyone want to join me in a sun dance?