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What Yard Ornaments Do You Have?

Posted by lindamartinandersen on June 23, 2013

“What Yard Ornaments Do You Have?” by Linda Martin Andersen

Just as playgrounds have equipment, yards have ornaments.

Have you ever seen pink plastic flamingos in yards?   Do you have any in yours?  Have you ever wondered how that got started?  Check this site to see:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plastic_flamingo

In 2007, Dean Mazzaralla, the mayor of Leominster, MA chose to honor Don Featherstone, the creator of plastic pink flamingos for the yard, by naming June 23 “Pink Flamingo Day.” Have you ever heard of it?

Read more here:  http://savetheflamingos.org/pink-flamingo-day



What captions would you put with these pictures?  Please share your comments below.

Thanks to my friend, Donna, for sharing her flamingo photos and a story about why they are displayed in her yard.  Did these pictures make you smile?  If so, why?

According to Donna, the flamingo hiding in the foliage is named Fannie Flamingo and the one looking in vain for pink shrimp is Flossie Flamingo.  Donna has one more flamingo that lives in the house.  Freddi Flamingo is chain-saw art and was a Christmas gift from a former church, where she was pastor.

What type yard ornaments do you have? 

Whirligigs, pinwheels, windsocks and flags count, as well as bird feeders, bird baths, picnic tables, and swings.  Even old farm equipment.  Take a look around.  Ask if you may survey your neighbors’ yards for ornaments and stories about them.  Hopefully, you’ll be swapping stories on a hot June day.  Perhaps you’d like to share lemonade with those you survey.  May I suggest pink?

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