If you haven't already put them out, if you haven't had them out all year, now is the time to do it. There is no better time, than the month of June, to bring out your flamingos.
June is the month of celebration. There is Flag Day, and Father's Day. There is always a wedding and everyday a new birthday. But most of all, here in the northern hemisphere, June is the month of Summer Solstice; the first day of summer. Summer Solstice (or the first day of summer) will begin on June 21st; which will be the longest day and the shortest night of the year. What better time to show off your pink ladies, then when the days are growing longer (nights shorter)? It's all the more beautiful daylight for them to flock in.
For those of you who live in the southern hemisphere and so inclined; go ahead and pull those bad girls out. Maybe you could make them a simple scarf and ear muffs. ;-)
The last I counted, I had some 24 pink flamingos. I tend to herd them in come late October early November; depending on the weather. Our strong winter winds have been known to send them flying into neighbor yards and deep into hedgerow. I have a very large box down in the basement where they hibernate till summer. Well, that is all but the seven snow lovin' gals that I put out in Santa hats in December. Once Christmas has passed, I bring them in and let them thaw a bit. I then give them a good cleaning, and it's off to the basement they go.
Come June (sometimes earlier) I start bringing them out. I like to let them make a gradual appearance. Three here, two there and on it goes over a period of days (sometimes weeks) till I have them in all corners of the yard.....lurking behind trees, peeking through bushes, some in the flower beds and some just standing about on the lawn.
And while I have your attention; if you love the color pink and would love to share some pink with others, head on over to How Sweet The Sound where Beverly is hosting her always Pink Saturday every Saturday.
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