Saturday, July 6, 2013

A Flamboyance And Chicks

I had the great pleasure of returning this week with the family to Bioparc Fuengirola (Fuengirola Zoo). After seeing flamingos in the wild last week with San Geraldo (click here for a return visit to Fuente de Piedra), I didn't think I'd have much interest in seeing "zoo flamingos" again even though there's a good-sized flock (flamboyance) here at Bioparc. But there are a number of flamingos sitting on eggs and we saw two chicks. Suddenly I was interested.







Too bad I'm retired. This might be a good market for my FLAMINGO products.

MY OLD BUSINESS, TOLDEMART,
AND MY FLAMINGO PENDANT (AND EARRINGS).
HOW THE FLAMINGO WAS CREATED
USING ONLY THE LETTERS OF THE WORD.


18 comments:

  1. I have been collecting feathers for a while now. The turkeys are molting so I'm getting a good assortment of them. I couldn't help but notice the wealth of flamingo feathers littering the ground in your photos. They must be molting too!

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    1. Ms. Sparrow:
      Next time I'm there, I'll jump down and grab some good ones!

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  2. Hi Mitch,
    A "Flamboyance". I didn't know that, what a fantastic name and so appropriate. You learn something new every day :-)

    Thanks for popping into both mine and Megs.
    Much love Mitch. Happy days!
    Di
    xxxxxx

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    1. Di:
      Isn't "flamboyance" the perfect description. Flock is also correct, but I prefer flamboyance. Looking forward to following Megs. What a great blog!

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  3. A flamboyance! Love it!
    Didn't know what that was at first.....have not seen a baby flamingo before, soft and cute!
    Oh you artists.....make things look so simple!

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    1. Jim:
      The babies really are adorable. I saw them for the first time at the San Diego Zoo.

      My FLAMINGO design simply popped into my head. It was an oddly easy one. Some of them took a lot of playing around.

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  4. They are truly weird birds, but so fascinating. I love the soft blue/grey of the babies.

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    1. Elaine:
      I love when they get going with wings and beaks flapping. Very entertaining.

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  5. Oh man those chicks are so cute. I would have been totally taken with this and just plunked myself down for awhile to watch. Your flamingo creation is quite nice. You certainly have the artist coursing through your veins! Thanks for sharing!!

    PS. Hendrix and BumbleBee say HI!!

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    1. Ron:
      I could have stayed a lot longer. Those puppies sure are adorable.

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    1. John:
      I've never heard that before. Is that how "flamboyance" is spelled in Welsh?

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  7. Wow!
    Learn a new word- flamboyance- check!
    See incredible photos of flamingos and their chicks- check!
    See Mitch's cool art--check!
    Great day :)

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    1. Judeet:
      I have to make sure to post every day because a daily dose of you makes me feel so good! Thanks!

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  8. We have a family of ducks that we've watched from their infancy. They live in a nearby park that has a huge fish pond. We noticed one day a mama duck with four tiny ducklings and now we go down to the pond every day to check their progress. It has been about a month and today, for the first time, one of the ducklings (they grow very fast!) decided to leave the group and meander around by himself. All of his siblings followed them and his mother went quacking after them, spreading her wings, trying to get them back behind her. They'd have none of it, so finally she just seemed to sigh and content herself with following behind her brood, keeping them in her sight, but letting them choose the course. I was in tears and told my daughter, "This is how I feel about you!" She replied, "And that is how I feel about YOU! Always trying to make me follow you when I want to go out on my own for a while!" Hard lessons taught from a duck.

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    1. Maria:
      Did you ever have any idea you were such a softie?!? Watching innate parenting (and behaviors) makes one appreciate how much we don't really choose.

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  9. They're so pretty and pink! ahaha!

    Thanks for checking out my blog! Means a lot when your just starting out!

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    1. PhazeS:
      Thanks for stopping here. Your blog is exceptional. Wish I was as good starting out... or now!

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