I took the critters to the Botanical Gardens this week to play in their wonderful children's garden and to check out the decorated flamingo lawn ornament display.
There we met this fine fellow--a flamingo transformed into a dragon, all done with duct tape!
If I attempted this I would probably stick all my fingers together and end up with wads upon wads of crumpled tape, not this elegant creature.
There were some other nice flamingos (flamingi?). There was a bird decorated to look like a strawberry (standing, appropriately, in a strawberry patch):
a bride and groom flamingo (which made me want to perch them on top of a really big cake):
and a few that had been transformed into other bird species, like this blue heron,
and this shy loon:
Maybe next summer I'll keep an eye out for cheap flamingos and see what the critters and I can come up with.