Monday, March 3, 2014

What a beautiful bird!

The Flamingo!

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We drove over to the Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park this weekend to walk around and see what was new. And we saw some amazing sights but nothing more beautiful than the flamingos.

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Just LOOK across the way!

Now let’s walk over there!

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I know many are having another round of winter weather and I hope you are all warm and safe.

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We’ve been fortunate to have a mild winter and everything is pretty and green.

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And the flamingos are a shade of color all their own!

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Enjoy your day my friends!

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And remember…everybody SHARE!!!

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Have you ever seen a flamingo?

(I had never seen one until I moved to Florida!)

56 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

They are such beautiful birds, Diane! I've seen them only in a zoo. And, of course, the odd plastic pink one in someone's front yard. lol

Primitive Stars said...

Wow!!!!!!! that is one magnificent colored bird, beautiful pictures, Blessings Francine.

Susan said...

I've always been fascinated by their color and the different shades each bird can take on with their diet of shrimp. Our lovely Spring-like weather is changing today with this cold front, but as I've learned living here..."if you don't like the weather today, wait until tomorrow!" XOXO

Diane said...

They are really amazing. Yes, I have seen them at a zoo, but it's been many years.

Christine said...

Thanks for sharing! It almost feels like I've had a mini exotic vacation! Beautiful indeed!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Even living in Florida for years I never saw a flamingo. They are beautiful!

Susie said...

I love those pretty flamingoes. I have seen them in Florida. :):) Remember I have 10 siblings...share, was my first word. LOL xoxo,Susie

Stacey said...

They are beautiful! That green looks pretty amazing to me too.

podso said...

What beautiful photos ! Love the flamingo color. And your kittys in previous post are the cutest!

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

The Flamingo color looks like coral to me but they are the most gorgeous bird indeed. I would love to see one upclose.. Hugs Judy

Debby Ray said...

The only flamingos I have seen have been of the plastic persuasion! They are absolutely GORGEOUS! The color of them reminds me if cooked shrimp...lol! I have seen swans and blue herrings but would love to see a pink flamingo. Thanks for sharing!

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

they are gorgeous - we love that area of Florida. so pretty. looks like a fun day! ( :

TexWisGirl said...

just vibrantly orange! i've only seen them in zoos.

A Garden of Threads said...

Flamingos are such a shocking colour of pinky/orange and so funny to watch them eating. Love your kitties, hubby is allergic to them, perfect for my place. Have a great week:)

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Afternoon Diane, The Flamingos are such a vibrant colour and so very beautiful.
When I lived in Cyprus, we had a salt lake close by, and each year, when the rains arrived, the flamingos would fly over from North Africa. They would feed from the salt lake and then when the salt lake dried up they would make their way to the north of the island. To hear a flock of flamingos flying over our house was truly a noisy affair and the first time we heard them, we could not make head nor tail of what was making such a noise, that is until we looked skyward. It was truly a magical sight to see the flamingos flying overhead.
Best Wishes
Daphne

Musings from Kim K. said...

We've only looked at flamingos in the zoo. Josie was obsessed with flamingos a few years ago and we even had a flamingo-themed birthday party. You always have the best adventures.

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

seeing the pink flamingos has always been one of my favorite things about Florida. Thanks for sharing. xo Laura

Montanagirl said...

I have never seen a Flamingo in person. Only in photos. They are magnificently colored!! Somehow, I thought they were more pink than orange. Superb photos, and thank you for sharing them with us!

Susan said...

Hello! Yes, I have seen flamingos and I think they are very colorful, ornate and beautiful birds.

Loved all your photos. Susan

20 North Ora said...

I have seen Flamingos but they were at the zoo!! They have such an amazing color.

Judy

Dee Lapin said...

The birds are beautiful! I love Florida and I wish I could move there right now.

Celestina Marie Design said...

Hi Diane, Love the flamingos and yes I have seen them. Such gorgeous birds. Your pics are beautiful. So nice to see on our cold day here in Texas. We had ice yesterday and freezing temps. Very unusual for us. So ready for springtime.
Hugs

Low Tide High Style said...

I love flamingos, they are just so happy and tropical looking to me! I have only seen them in a zoo setting, but would love to see them in their natural surroundings. Great pics!

xo Kat

annie said...

they're amazing aren't they? wow, what colors!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love Flamingos (of course I have a collection..lol) and yes I have seen them before. My first time was at the San Diego Zoo when I was young and I remembered them always!

Hugs, Linda

September Violets said...

We have flamingoes at a zoo just 20 minutes from me. I think it's cool that they get their colour from their food. Lovely shots of these pretty birds ... and yes, it does help to dispel the fact that we are back into the deep freeze and snow again :P Wendy x

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Stunning!! I've only seen them at our local zoo and Disney World and they truly are a color all their own.

Red Rose Alley said...

Diane,
Jess LOVES LOVES the Flamingo! They are such delightful birds. I will have to send her over to see them. You took some great pictures of this exceptional bird.

Love,
~Sheri

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I have seen flamingos. Pretty and unusual looking birds. Poor things have gotten a bad rap from the pink plastic ones hanging around. :D
Thanks for stopping by. The prediction was right this time - got the ice, sleet, snow and bitter cold temps. Bring on Spring!
Enjoy your evening.

Karen said...

That coral color is gorgeous! I've seen flamingos.. in Florida!

Pamela Gordon said...

I've never seen a flamingo before Diane. They certainly are beautiful! What a gorgeous colour they are. It's very cold here - the Polar Vortex is back. The weekend looks more promising though.

Babs R said...

I lived in Florida for several years, but I don't think I ever saw a flamingo the whole time I lived there. I really missed something beautiful. They are gorgeous in your photos.

Joy H said...

I have never seen a flamingo except at the Zoo. These are beautiful.
Oh yes and we got our front yard "flocked" once...lol

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Beautiful pictures Diane. I've only seen them at the San Diego Zoo.

Jill said...

Your pictures are just beautiful! I've seen those spectacular creatures in Florida, they really are a sight to see!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I absolutely love flamingo's and have long been fascinated with their color and graceful balancing acts. :)

Patty Antle said...

O my goodness, Diane. How beautiful the flamingos are! I've never seen one. Your photos are amazing!

Kathy said...

I have only seen them in Las Vegas, which doesn't really count - lol! I have a collection of vintage flamingo figurines and one (not an old one) is a salmon color. I never liked it too much because I thought they are always pink. Now I know the truth!

cynthia lee designs said...

Diane...great photos!! I've only seen flamingos at the zoo.
hugs,
Cindy

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I love flamingoes - so pretty and graceful. Your pictures are gorgeous!

Pat said...

I've never seen a flamingo. What amazing colors!!!

BeachGypsy said...

oh you went to see the flamingoes!! Arent they just GORGEOUS??!! I just love them and decorate our home with them. You sure got some fantastic shots!! Great job! The colors are great too! wow, wish I could've been there!

Becca said...

Wow, they're beautiful! I've only seen the plastic ones! LOL Their color reminds me of salmon. :-)

Trace4J said...

Yes!
They are awesome.
So beautiful too.
Woolie Blessings to you Friend :)

Elizabeth said...

Even though Ihave lived in Florida all my life, i have never seen a real one, only the plastic which i really do no care for at all,but these are beautiful!

LindyLou Mac said...

Yes, the last time I saw flamingoes was last summer in Hong Kong.

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

I LOVE Flamingos!!!
They are so gorgeous. Our zoo in New Orleans have always had them and they are one of my favorite birds. I wish I could have them here walking around with my peacocks. I also see a swan.in the picture. How lovely.
Blessings,
Marie Antoinette

Barb said...

Such Beautiful birds...I have only seen them in Vegas, at one of the hotels but I cannot remember which one--The Flamingo? That would make sense!
Thanks for sharing your fabulous photos, Diane!
Enjoy your day,
Barb

Carol Z said...

Fabulous color! I'm off to Florida for a long weekend on Thursday. I don't think I'll see any flamingos, but I can't wait for warmer weather and time with friends.

Rose said...

At first, I thought the flamingo was not real! Those are so beautiful! I remember seeing them at the San Diego zoo. They weren't as vibrant in color as yours.

Thank you for the get well wishes. I am feeling better.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Your flamingo photos are gorgeous!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Flamingo's ARE lovely!! These have such rich salmon color.

Sam I Am...... said...

I've seen them and I've been to Florida many times but you never get tired of seeing those beautiful birds. Your pictures are especially good! Thanks for sharing. I must admit I've seen parts of FL through your jaunts than I ever have before...I love your hikes and visits to such interesting places.

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh how I LOVE flamingos! They are my favorite animals. I have seen many in zoos and wildlife parks, but one of my bucket list items is to see a flock of them flying in the wild. We have had such a mild winter too. Have a great rest of the week!
~Jess

NanaDiana said...

I have always loved flamingos! They are just such graceful birds, aren't they? And, as much as I love them I don't want the pink plastic ones on my lawn-thank you very much! xoDiana

Donna said...

Great photos! They are amazing birds. Ugly and pretty at the same time, LOL.