Saturday, July 5, 2008

I'm tickled pink... be part of Pink Saturday!

Your host for PINK SATURDAY is BEVERLY at How Sweet The Sound. Visit her to see who else is participating.

Pink Flamingos at the Abilene Zoo in Abilene, Texas
May 2008

"Why are flamingos pink?
Feather color varies with species, ranging from pale pink to crimson or vermilion. Caribbean flamingos have the brightest coloration: crimson or vermilion. The Chilean flamingo is pale pink.
A flamingo's pink or reddish feather color comes from its diet, which is high in alpha and beta-carotene. People eat beta-carotene when they eat carrots."


I love when we all come together to post on a specific topic such as Pink Saturday, so I'm trying to get bloggers together to post their favorite family photo on Fridays. Won't you join me? You could post a current picture or something from the past. I just posted my first Friday's Favorite Family Foto yesterday. Check it out below. It's so cute!

Email me before each Friday to let me know if you would like to participate. I will post your link and invite others to visit your post.

Please join me! It will be fun!


Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Deborah, Thank you for stopping by and entering in the giveaway. Sounds like fun with the family photos. Your Katheryn looks so sweet, cute picture.

Beverly said...

Deborah, I love this Pink Saturday post. I grew up in South Florida, and I always loved flamingos.

I used to ask my father to drive by places with flamingos just so I could see them.

Marina Capano said...

Hi Deborah! I love your first Friday's Favorite Family Foto and I love your pink saturday! cute pictures! I love flamingos! nice to meet you! visit me anytime...
Marina from Argentina

Vanessa Greenway said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Hugs, Vanessa

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

I love the pink flamingos! I have a few pics of them myself I thought about posting!
Have a great day!

Lynn said...

Deborah, I love the pink flamingos. I had no idea about their color!

I also really love the idea of favorite family foto Friday. I'll be sure and try to participate with you. That'll be fun. Your first picture is great!


Dawn said...

Nice picture. I never knew how flamingos got there coloring. Thanks for the lesson!!!

Happy Pink Saturday!

take care,

R* said...

Great picture! I've always been fascinated by flamingos and their colour.
Happy Pink Saturday!

Heidi Ann said...

Happy "Pink Saturday" Deborah!...I just love those cute "pink" feathered flamingos!...What a great "pink" idea!...And I so LOVE your idea about posting a family photo on Fridays!!!...such a wonderful thought! I would love to be part of it! Sign me up please!...You have a lovely weekend!...Heidi xo

Shayla said...

How exotic! Aren't they pretty! Happy Pink Saturday, and thanks for stopping by and welcoming me to the gang.

I've got a family photo in mind. I'd love to join you next week.

Jeanne said...

Hi Deborah, Flamingos, how unique is that? Love them and since I grew up in Fl. why didn't I think about them?
What a fun pink post!
I love your favorite family photo idea, I mentioned it on my last comment. I'm in!

Think pink on Saturday!


hautemommy said...

Love the flamingo pink post!!! My son would so approve, he is quite the animal lover haha!!! :) xo!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a pretty flamingo! I didn't know their diet is what makes their color!

My mom always told me if I ate carrots I would have pretty eyes! I still LOVE carrots ~ it is a wonder I'm not some weird shade of orangey~pink!!

Angelic Accents

Christina said...

What a great idea for your "pink"! I love it :)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Deborah, I love, love, love your pink flamingos. I was always told they were pink because they ate shrimp. :) It's so much fun to visit everyone's blog to see what their pink post is. Thank you for inviting me to your family photo day.


What beautiful pink birds!!! They are lovely... and quite a hit here in Florida.. so many have Flamingo lawn ornaments around here!!
These are just lovely!!
I would lOVE to participate in Family Photo Friday.. what fun!!!
Thanks for the invite!!
That post about your Granddaughter is adorable!!!

Naturegirl said...

Debrah there can't be a more beutiful sight than an actual flamingo!
So many plastics around so I love to see this one with pink feathers!I did not know that about their diet determining their color of PINK!
My post is also a Nature color of pink!It was lovely to stop by!

Judy said...

Hi Deborah, please to meet you. I will be very happy to join your friday Photo. This sould be great fun,
Hugs, Hey, I will also add your blog to mine.

Shirl said...

Hi Deborah, thank you so much for stopping by, I love your pink flamingos. They bring back memories for me, when my Father retired from the Air Force and they bought their first home my Mother just had to have a pair of them in the front yard. Everytime I see one I think of her, thank you for the memory. Your Family Photo post sounds like fun and I will join you at a later time. I have alot going on right now so I can't do it just yet. The post would not take too long but if I join a team I like to go to every blog and post a comment, that does take time. I will join you later!
Blessings, Shirl

Lori said...

Thanks for sharing your pic. I am always amazed how those tiny legs hold those birds up.

I will try to remember ~ Family Photo Friday ~

Cami said...

I have been to the Abilene Zoo one billion times... The really small TX one w/ the cool giraffe exhibit. Same one?? And the flamingos make me smile.

Vanessa Greenway said...

Hello!! You're right about the sunscreen I totaly forgot to mention that and it's so important nowadays... I'll definitey be here for next FFFF!!! Hugs, Vanessa

Mya said...

The flamingo pics are so beautiful. I just love them. Sorry I won't be able to join you on fridays I am part of the friday flea market. Thanks for asking.

Devonia said...

Deborah, I think your Friday Family Fotos is wonderful and I would like for all my readers to know about your lovely blog and I don't want them to miss that priceless photo of your grand daughter taking a time out, either. Sooooo I tagged you! Pop in if/when you have time for the rules. Hope they come over in hoards. My bests, Devonia