24/05/2013

Pink Flamingos #FolksyFriday

I thought we`sd have some Pink Flamingo crafts with pictures and a few facts for you too, as something a bit different.
I seem to be on a bird theme at the, minute, with penguins yesterday and Flamingo`s today. I saw some on the Folksy front page the other day and thought how lovely they looked. I also decided there and then to have a look to see what I could myself sometime soon for a blog and here it is, sooner than I thought it would. Mainly because they were stuck in my head. Clearly it`s a case of once seen, never forgotten.
I hope you enjoy the amazing collection I have selected for you.
I was curious about the Flamingos so went and looked out a few facts about them. Apparently the first Flamingo born in a European zoo was in 1958 in Basel Zoo in Switzerland and was a Chilean Flamingo. Since then they have bred many more Flamingos in Basel and once grown have been distributed worldwide.
I looked for and failed to find the reason they stand on one leg. Some thought it might be to conserve body heat but they do it in warm water as well as cold.
Their colour apparently is due to their diet and water bacteria. The brighter the colour the healthier they are.
Can Flamingos fly? Yes they can and apparently can swim too.
As usual, to see a bigger picture or a description, just click on the item to view it in the shop.
ENJOY!!!

Right now it`s sunshine and showers
with wind battering the flowers.
The blossom this year is very late
but those strong winds just can`t wait
to blow them far and all around
like confetti covering the ground.
Blossom is never a lasting fixture
but is always pretty as a picture.
Will the trees fruit late this year
or will they ratchet it up a gear?
We`ve had hailstones that are really big
not that Mother nature cares a fig.
What`s next I wonder. Snow?
How far will this weather go?
Me, I`m hoping summer will soon be here
though not in May that seems clear!!


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Inky Shades. Coloursandtextures.
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Julia Davey Ceramics. Sour Cherry Handmade Jewellery.
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Noah and Mole. Posh Brats Bath & Body Boutique.
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Twin Made. Hoobynoo World.
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The Love Peace and Harmony Project. OneWhiteLioness.
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Maytree Lane. Melody Ryder.
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Les Petits Anglais. Rosie + the Boys.
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IKnitDesigns. Janine Basil.

Hope you enjoyed today`s gorgeous flock of Flamingo creations from the crafter`s of Folksy.
Thanks for visiting, please come back soon.

3 comments:

  1. Great Flamingo collection and loved the poem too.

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  2. I didn't know that flamingoes can swim!

    Shirley x

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  3. Thanks for including my flamingo card in your lovely collectionx

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