Friday, September 18, 2009

Pink Celebration

Sweet Sixteen Surprise

A Haiku by Hyacinth

Waiting to surprise

Precious daughter of sixteen

Flock of pink delight

September 2009

I came upon this flock of pink flamingos settling in along the walkway to a neighbor's home. I stopped and asked if there was a special occasion. He smiled and said, "My daughter is sweet sixteen today. The flamingos will greet her this afternoon when she arrives home from school." Needless to say I had to record the event for Pink Saturday.

Sweet Sixteen Pink Surprise!

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The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.


  1. How sweet is our neck of the woods the only time they line the front lawn with flamingos or the like is when you are 40 or 50 or have just had a baby!! Love the idea for a younger milestone!!

  2. they really are incredible if a bit bizzare have a fab pink saturday

  3. That is sweet BUT in my hometown, the Rotary Club would use that as a fundraiser! If you woke up one morning with all those pink flamingos in your yard, you had to PAY (give a donation) to have them removed. It was just a fun way to raise money for a good cause. The whole town supported it whole heartedly.

    You sure got some good pics of them. I know it was a beautiful sight. I wonder what their daughter thought when she arrived home!! Too cute,,,

    Have a great weekend

  4. ♥´¨)
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    (¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ HAPPY PINK SATURDAY ♥

  5. I remember when the plastic pink flamingos were considered the tackiest of all things, but I have always loved them and look at how cute they look, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

  6. a very proud dad and a great picture, happy ps

  7. What a great idea, her Dad sounds like a keeper! She'll either love it now or remember it and love it later!!!

    If you have the time, please stop by The Old Parsonage. I love company!

    Enjoy your PS.

  8. Incredible. Where were you able to find so many of them? I'm sure your daughter loved her party. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

  9. Are you sure you didn't add a little paint?
    What fun!

  10. What a great surprise and "happy birthday"! Happy Pink Saturday!

  11. Cute, clever, creative! TY for sharing. Have a great weekend. TTFN ~Marydon

  12. When the blossoms of summer begin to fade we can always count on Pink Saturday to bring a smile to our faces and to remind us that somewhere there are pastels and pretty things.

    Just too cute!

    Thanks so much for sharing this week. I wish you sunshine and lollipops today and always.

  13. What a wonderful surprise to find 16 Flamingos outside. Happy Birthday to your daughter. How precious she must be to you and your husband. Enjoy life!
    Joyce M

  14. What a neat way to greet someone on their birthday! Fabulous! Happy Pink Saturday!

  15. Oh, how special is that! What a lucky girl . . . she must be loved very much!

    Thanks for sharing and Happy Pink Saturday!


  16. What a hoot! Just hope she was driving and not on a crowded school bus. OMG she would have died of humiliation at that age. Too funny. Enjoyed your blog. Thanks for visiting mine. Mollye

  17. What a sweet thing for a Dad to do, she must have felt very special.
    a bientot

  18. I owe you an apology as I am a new blogger and I just saw a comment you left on my Julie Julia post... several weeks ago. I have to admit I have been a little slow getting the hang of blogging but to totally miss a comment is downright rude. Please except my apology. I am joining your blog and putting you on my blog roll...
    I am sorry and hope you will pay me a visit.

  19. Hi Srah
    The pink flamingos are such a fun way to celebrate an occasion! I am having a welcome fall party on Tuesday. I'd love it if you'd join in. Details on my blog.
    ((hugs)) Rhondi

  20. How fun and so sweet. What a wonderful surprise she must have had!


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