Thursday, October 8, 2015

Good Fences #81

A very un-Texas country tradition...someone got flamingoed!
Maybe it's a church or school fundraiser (the flamingos are placed in the night and you get a note to make a small donation to have them taken away, make a slightly larger one and you get to choose who gets flamingoed next, or simply wait a few days and they'll be taken away) or maybe it's just a good-hearted prank. They're certainly much easier to clean up than toilet paper, eggs, soap, spray paint or a multitude of other 'prank' materials!
Here's the link-up!

1. Link in a post featuring a photo or photos of fences or gates.
2. Link back to Run*A*Round Ranch Report in your post or use the badge code to display the Good Fences button in your post that automatically links back here.
3. If time allows, please visit some of the other participants and comment on their shared posts.

Thank you!

126 comments:

HOOTIN ANNI said...

That's Funny.

John's Island said...

Hi Tex, Congrats on Good Fences #81. That's a first for me ... Getting Flamingoed! It sure beats getting papered! Thanks for hosting Good Fences.

Brian King said...

LOL! That particular prank is a new one on me. Clever, but not destructive and the flamingos definitely stand out compared to what you normally think of in Texas!

Revrunner said...

A different kind of flamingo migration. :-)

Christine said...

That's the kind of prank everyone can enjoy and smile at, especially those who benefit from donations! Good one...pretty flamingo ...oh no now those lyrics are stuck in my head!!!
Have a great day and thanks for hosting!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Gostei.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

Giga said...

Flamingos funny look at the fence, and I like it. Regards.

Crissi said...

Flamingos are beautiful animals - I like them!
Happy day!

Tanya Breese said...

one of my kid's schools had this fundraiser...i can't remember where but it's a fun idea! maybe it was in georgia...i had completely forgotten about it till now!

Brk Trt said...

I've seen that here a few times. A bit strange to see in Texas.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

That's a cheerful, non-destructive prank!

Gayle said...

Neat!

Bob Bushell said...

Flamingo ranch, excellent pictures.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Theresa - nothing like a bit of pink to art up the Texan landscape .. crazy - but fun .. cheers Hilary

Mascha said...

What a funny idea! Maybe they will grow up ;-)
Have a nice time, thanks for hosting

EG CameraGirl said...

Cute idea!

Jo said...

That's a totally new prankster/fundraising idea to me! Thanks for hosting this meme. I love joining in. Have a great day. Jo

magnoliasntea said...

Only in Texas, I suppose! I love flamingos so I would't mind the prank.
Have a lovely rest o' the week!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Good Morning Theresa, Too Funny and less mess for sure. I've not seen this prank here in our area. If so I had would probably think it was their yard art!! LOL
Thanks for sharing and always hosting the fun. Have a great rest of the week!!
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MICKAN from QUEENS FIELD¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮ said...

☆ This is a very good idea. ☆
Looks nice to.
We doesn´t find flamingos in all places like this.

DJan said...

I love it! How do I get flamingoed? It doesn't seem very rural Texas-like, though. That is fun! :-)

Booth 555 said...

Oh cool. I had never heard of anything like that! I'd sure make a donation to get them removed, lol.
~Lisa

nookworm said...

That is completely new to us up here in NE PA! A neighbor had her pink flamingo stolen several years ago when she put it out. Oh well.

Shug said...

I have been the proud recipient of those lovely flamingos and it sure gets your attention when you walk outside to find your yard all "Pinked" up. Fun times though and worth the money that gets donated to a good cause...
I always enjoy "Good Fences"

Nancy Chan said...

Beautiful pink flamingos all lined up along the neat fence.

don said...

Flamingos are a novel way to create a more harmless prank. I've never heard of this before. I like the gate shots showing them.

Debbie said...

ooooooh that's so funny but an awesome idea!!!! and what, texans don't like flamingos??!!??

Cranberry Morning said...

Ha! That's a great idea! There are a few places around here that apparently we're Flamingoed years ago and have never paid up. ;-)

Jeevan said...

The place looks pretty neat and the flamingos are cute and eye catching...

S. J. Qualls said...

What a different idea, a fundraiser? Think the dogs would have strokes. LOL

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Being Texas, I would imagine the flamingos would be used for target practice by the homeowner. Problem solved.

Midmarsh John said...

Brilliant. The world could do with more fun, off beat ideas like that.

ladyfi said...

Nice fence and a lovely blue sky too.

Gail said...

My children have threatened for years to fill my yard with them. So far it hasn't happened.

Have a blessed day.

Small City Scenes said...

What a fun thing to do. LOL
MB

LV said...

Another great find. I have seen these pink flamingos around forever, but did not know they were used like this. However, I could have forgotten it over the years too. You never disappoint us.

William Kendall said...

Pink flamingoed! Oh, the horror!

DeniseinVA said...

Love it!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That's fun! I've seen yards full of flamingos a couple of times on our travels and just thought the homeowners were a little eccentric. Instead I bet they were flamingoed . Cute idea?

Gosia k said...

interesting place

*Podróżniczka A* said...

Very interesing photos.
Yours:)*

Kovács Miklós said...

You already have a very big fence collection :)
Very creative idea and really liked it!

Jan said...

That is a great idea for a fundraiser. Pay to take them away and choose the next victim.

Lois Evensen said...

Too funny!

joeh said...

More fun than being TP'd

Tamago said...

Haha, I've never hard of expression "get flamingoed" :-)

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love it!! Wish I could "get flamingoed"!! Just what I need today!!! Hope your week is going well!!

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Amazing, beautiful are the flamingos.
They look like alive.
Beautiful photos.
Greetings from Poland.
Lucia

Karen said...

Hee hee, always loved those plastic birds!

Pierre BOYER said...

:-)

Pierre

Grandma C said...

I would leave them a note ... "I want to keep them thank you"
Just to see how long they would leave them there. lol

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Funny! I have seen more plastic flamingos on front lawns in Arizona and New Jersey than here in Florida. Actually, the real thing is very rare even here.

Mama Zen said...

Ha! We do that here, too.

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Haha, that's fun! I sure hope it's for a good cause

jeannettestgermain said...

Yes, I know someone who did the same - I kind of like the idea of the flamingo, because then you can put it in your own yard:) Happy weekend!

Ida said...

I've seen these Flamingo's in our own town and yep it's a Fund Raiser of some sort. - It's fun, cute and really like you said, harmless and easy to cleanup. - I like how they are arranged so neatly here.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Just amazing all these beautiful pink flamingos along the fence!

Sorry, I don't have today any fence pictures...
As you know, I love join Good Fences!
Lots of hugs.

Filip Demuinck said...

Nice such wide pictures.

Greetings,
Filip

RedPat said...

I hadn't heard of that before either. I have seen flamingos for on lawns for big birthdays.

FOREST SNAPPER said...

its a good prank if that's what it was, many thanks for hosting.

peter

Halcyon said...

THat's a cute and fun way to raise money!

Anvilcloud said...

I have never heard of this custom, but it's an idea.

A Quiet Corner said...

LOL! You'd better be careful spreading this around...those flamingos could be closer than you think!...:)JP

Pantherka said...

Very interesting.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

LOL! Never heard of getting "flamingoed"!! Have a good weekend.

Wayne said...

We usually have pigs or cows on lawns for birthdays. You'll have a tough time finding the fence in my contribution this week.

Primitive Stars said...

Ha!!!! Nothing wrong with a bit of pink birds around.Blessings Francine.

Rose said...

That is funny--I had not heard of this.

Birdman said...

Never been flamingoed. Waiten'. But I have no fence.

Lynn said...

I love it! You've been flamingo'd, very funny! Here some folks do actually buy them and put them on their lawn willingly:@)

Stephen Hayes said...

Is this a form of extortion or a really clever fund raiser?

Stephanie said...

Cute decorative feature on this fencing.

Sally said...

LOL! I've never seen that here, that I can remember.

Lowcarb team member said...

Goodness!
That's a different idea!

All the best Jan

messymimi said...

Love it! That's one of the things they do around here, as the pink lawn flamingo is the mascot of a neighborhood nearby.

Red said...

Here people put them out for birthday celebrations and pay for them themselves.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love the flamingos! What a nice piece of property.

Robin Lamb said...

T, nice looking spread, regardless of Flamingos!

Beth from VA, . . ."E" said...

look at those flamingos ... too cute!! i love them. i have seen like 3 in a bunch ... but never this many. so fun!! ( :

Cath said...

That is so funny but very clever!

Linda said...

They do this here too.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

However they got there, it's great color!! --And if it's for a good cause, even better!!

Hope all is well in your time zone!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

That isn't a cult compound--is it?

Paula said...

My ex-son-in-law hated plastic pink flamingos so much my daughter wanted to place 50 of them in their yard the night before his 50th birthday.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Very cute, TWG!
~

pattisjarrett said...

Ha! I love that the flamingos found their way to Texas. My niece's husband got a yard of buzzards for his birthday.

Indrani said...

Excellent captures. Thank you for hosting.

Lois said...

Very funny! I might not want to have them taken away though.

Maggid said...

Soooo fun!

Deanna said...

Giggle...!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Did I say thanks for hosting? I was barely up earlier when I linked.

Paul said...

Ha ha, too funny!

Quite a few years ago a group of us stole a mutual friend's beat up old pickup truck and brush painted it "Bubble Gum" Pink then attached 25 pink flamingos to it and returned it to where we'd stolen it from. The next morning (his 25th birthday) he woke to find our handy work! With friends like us, who needs enemies... :)

Michael Manning said...

I've never heard of this prank--unusual.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Very special fence! I love the pink flamingos :)

Ms. A said...

I've never heard of that prank, but it's a lot better than most pranks. I remember when people used to put those in their yard on purpose.

NatureFootstep said...

now, that´s cool. Pink flamingos on that kind of fence. Not what you expect it to be. :)

Uppal said...

Lovely caption and well focused pictures!

Buttons Thoughts said...

Morning Tex yes indeed it is something I have not seen in your Texas fences:):) Around here it is common for those Flamingos to appear on the lawns of people who are turning 50:) Hug B

Breathtaking said...

I have never heard of this before, I thought they were real at first . A bit of clean fun, and they make a good picture.

Pamela Gordon said...

Love this! When people get flamingoed up here it would be for a 'certain age' birthday but I haven't seen that in a very long time. Have a great weekend!

handmade by amalia said...

Funny. A Miami moment in Texas.
Amalia
xo

Pom Pom said...

Yes, we got flamingo-ed this summer. We still have them because we were in Australia and New Zealand when they came. Bad!

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

I've seen these flamingos here in our area but didn't know what it was all about. Thanks for enlightening me. It definitely seems out of place in your state, though.

Rita said...

I've never heard of that! Sounds like a good, safe, less annoying way to make donations. I think they're a hoot! :)

Lynn said...

this would be fun to participate in..

genie said...

Those flamingos really do add quite a eye catching addition to your photo of the fencing. Love it.

Kathy said...

I've heard of it many times but have never been the recipient.

Miss Val's Creations said...

Love it! Those fundraisers are up in Massachusetts. It is certainly amusing to see plastic flamingos in New England!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I think they are so cute! It's for a fundraiser I imagine- someone flamingoed my dad's yard a few months ago and it was for donations to something or other.

Anne Payne said...

That's the last place you would expect to see Flamingos. Of course, they are all around where I live. :)

Terry and Linda said...

Now THAT is cute!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

The Queen Jester said...

I like this kind of prank as it's funny and a fundraiser all in one. But seriously....flamingos in Texas? I would hope we'd come up with something uniquely ours. Maybe some javelinas or armadillos?

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I have seen that here but only once.

Our photos said...

That is unusual !

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Tex, How fun! We see Roseate Spoonbills here (real birds) but no live Flamingos (Other than in preserves or zoo parks or in very select areas of the Everglades where there are several wild birds). Have a wonderful weekend!

Liz said...

That sounds like a lot of fun!

edenhills said...

Love the flamingos!

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Beautiful fence, nice views!

Lux G. said...

They're adorable. :)

KB Bear said...

What a funny tradition!!!!

Pix Under the Oaks said...

I wouldn't mind getting flamingoed... :)

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

What a fun little "tradition", I've seen that here in Phoenix but it is someone's birthday or a baby is born. Take care!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa; Wow, what an idea♪ My city park's zoo has them, they are really pretty aren't they♡♡♡ I would love to have one :-)
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Betty Manousos said...

love it! what a cute idea!

Laura. M said...

Good perspective !!

Helma said...

The fence you put yourself I feel really special!
Pink flamingos are really eycatchers :-)))))

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