Monday, August 8, 2016

MONDAY MOMENTS

How about some pink this Monday???
I am feeling a Pink mood today...it always puts me in a happy mood as do Flamingos!!!

 
How about these cool facts you maybe didn't know...
 
There are only six species of flamingos in the world, though several of those species have subspecies divisions and could eventually be split into different unique species.
 
 Flamingos are found around the world from the Caribbean and South America to Africa, the Middle East and Europe.
 
Flamingos are strong but rare swimmers and powerful fliers, even though they're most often seen just wading. Flamingos do fly very well, however.
 
Flamingos are monogamous birds that lay only a single egg each year. If that egg is lost or damaged, they do not typically lay a replacement. If a flamingo colony is ransacked by predators or hit with a natural disaster, it can take several years for the birds to recover and for their population to grow again.
 
Flamingo chicks are born gray or white and take up to three years to reach their mature pink, orange or red plumage.
 
The pink, orange or red color of a flamingo's feathers is caused by carotenoid pigments in their food. A wild flamingo's diet includes shrimp, plankton, algae and crustaceans skimmed from different water sources.
 
Don Featherstone of Massachusetts is the inventor of the pink plastic lawn flamingo, which has been gracing lawns since 1957. The "official" pink flamingo is from Union Products, though the patents and official molds for the classic lawn birds have been transferred to different companies. These birds are still in production today.
 
Happy Monday All!!!!

14 comments:

  1. I need some cheering up. It's early, and it has not been a good Monday at all.

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  2. Well, it's always an education coming here. As I was looking at the pictures, I noticed their webbed feet and wondered of what use they are to a flamingo - who'd have thought they actually swim?!
    Thank you for the flamingo facts, Mistress.

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    1. And a good clean education for once too!

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  3. Last Christmas' Ralph the Squirrel book was about the garden flamingos (who were alive only to Ralph) taking off with Ralph and going to town. This was based on the family farm geese taking off and flying into the tiny farming town about six miles away. Your geese are begging outside the bar!

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    1. That sounds like a cute story! Hell, id probably read it!

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  4. the baby pix is so damn cute! and I didn't know all these facts. I LOVE pink plastic lawn flamingos!

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  5. Beautiful animals. Thanks for the facts!

    My lawn needs a few.

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    1. Go for it!!! I heat the real variety can get quite mean if you get close.

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  6. Flamingos are pink because of their diet? Wow, now I know why I'm the color of junk food.
    I appreciate the information because I knew nothing about them.

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    1. Ha,ha,ha,ha, you never cease to make me laugh!!!! No wonder I'm so clear....must be the gin!

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  7. Pink is my favorite colors too! Those drink look yum.

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  8. Flamingos fly only at night, and can travel up to 300 miles... My wife was given a giant one as a pool float - because I won't let her have one of the plastic ones for the yard. (I'm so fuckin' mean, aren't I? LOL.) Hugs!!

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Go ahead darling, tell me something fabulous!

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