Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Refresh renew!

 
Many information sites have the origins of why the pineapple was decidedly used as a symbol for hospitality and welcoming, but they all agree that is what it represents, and so we have two.
We get you coming and going, our front door's bell is ensconced in a brass pineapple, and our dock has a molded cement, I think, since it was found in the canal when we arrived in this home, any-who it has been painted two distinctive colors over the nearly nineteen years we have been in this particular home, first dark hunter green blending too well into its post, and most recently metallic gold for it o stand out and be noticed! Its drabness has been transformed once again with Hubby giving its spray today! WELCOME IT SHOUTS! Now what long-time Floridian, interpretation retiree, doesn't have at least one Flamingo in his/her lawn ornament collection, why they wouldn't be considered true old timer's of Florida if they didn't, so here we go paying homage to that great tradition that most all Floridians can feel a giggle or disgust for, due to some believing that they are "tacky", but iconic in my opinion and why then have they been immortalized in all mediums as well as decors and clothing, from plastic to bronze, from cotton to silk? The forever Florida symbol of the pink Flamingo, ours are somewhat of the neon pink coloring, for years we had them painted a Pepto Bismol, tummy medication colored! We went for the more endurable outdoor neon colored spray paint, so we thought. 
 
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And if the truth be told we do have besides these individual Flamingoes, of their not too tacky accepted metal variety ones above and we have seven plastic ones in the shed, we had at one time scattered them around the yard to scare away the herons from eating our pond fish, although we had put two in the front yard just for that Florida look, and believe it or not someone stole one or perhaps just blew/flew away?
So they have been stored for years since.
 
Share those blessings anyway and we will too!
 
And next time please be here or be square, ya hear!
 


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