Sunday, May 23, 2010

A Rarer Form of Flamingo

I try to make it pretty clear that I am not a sports person. My readers are not subjected to moving sport metaphors or exciting tales of spirit and competition. Unless of course we are talking talking about snagging a great yard otherwise I have nothing for you sports types. Therefore I was grateful for Tufa Girl's accompanying YouTube video, otherwise her cleverness would have gone over my head.

Tufa Girl comments and submits:
Spotted in Fort Worth this weekend is a rare glimpse of the Tennessee flamingo. You can tell them from their tropical cousins as they are bright orange. The flamingos were enjoying the protection of the front yard but steered clear of the owl at the front door and his collection of bird trophies. The swans seemed content to remain swimming around the tree in harmony with their northern cousins.
Ah, I love rare glimpses
But I really really love a metal gate from Texas made with dozens of stars because I was thirsty.

  • 2 orange flamingos: 2 points
  • 3 parrots: 3 points
  • Hummingbird: 1 point
  • Blobby bird: 1 point
  • Iridescent flower (stunning): 1 point
  • Welcoming Owl: 1 point
  • Ladybug on a stick: 1 point
  • Unfortunate mutant purple frog/turtle: 1 point
  • Windmill: 1 point
  • Cow bucket on a wishing well: 2 point
  • White and blue swan (very serene): 2 point
  • Hippo: 1 point
Subtotal: 17 points

Creativity Bonus

The naturalist in me is excited by the discovery of a rare species of flamingo. Unless the flamingos are addicted to drinking orange soda and consume mass quantities of carrots then they are just orange junkies: 1 point

Total: 18 points

Ooooh Tennessee is Orange - (so that makes this whole entry a bad pun... I'm sorry)


  1. wow- i've never seen orange flamingos!

  2. They do seem to have pigment issues.


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