Sunday, June 4, 2017

Flamingo Garden

The folks who live here have heartily embraced the flamingo. They even put up a sign that helpfully informs passers by of the names of all seventeen of them. It reminds us that a group of flamingos is called a "stand" or a "flurry." The "stand" part is pretty obvious, especially if your only contact with flamingos is seeing those of the lawn variety. Anyone who has seen a nature film showing how the world becomes nothing but a multitude of pink feathers when a population of flamingos all take to the air at once, will certainly understand why a group would be called a "flurry." Now that I've discovered them, I will make a point of visiting these flamingos more often.