Being warm weather birds, flamingos aren’t real fond of snow. Or cold weather. Especially cold weather.
And being transplanted here from Florida hasn’t made them overly happy, you know.
But a flamingo’s gotta do what a flamingo’s gotta do, and if they have to move for business or personal reasons, well, they just have to make the best of it.
They actually thought Virginia Beach was going to be somewhere that was warm all year long. Isn’t that what a beach is supposed to be? That’s what they thought! But it turns out they weren’t quite correct.
They moved here last spring and immediately made themselves at home by the pool, and they were quite happy.
Until this weekend’s snow.
They really didn’t know what to think.
All this white stuff falling from the sky and sticking in their feathers. And it was cold, too! Especially on flamingo feet that were used to walking in warm sand. They ruffled their feathers and quickly borrowed scarves and knit hats, and boots of course!
Which made them feel a bit better.
But they’d already planned their day, which had not included being stuck at our house with nothing much to do except squawk about the weather.
What’s a flamingo to do except make the most of it and find ways to have fun! So since they were already dressed warm, thanks to our loaning them some winter accessories, they decided to see what this cold white frozen stuff was all about!
And also to see what they could do to at least make the best of it! Until cocktail time, at least!
First they tasted it. No flavor. But it might be useful for cocktail time. Instead of ice…
They noticed when they scooped it up it stuck together, so one bird tossed it to another, and it wasn’t long before they were having a flamingo snowball fight, laughing and squawking at each other as snowballs flew, flamingos ducked, and well, let’s just say it was interesting!
Have you ever seen a flamingo make a snow angel? It’s really quite fascinating….
And of course one thing eventually led to another, and suddenly they were making snowmen…well, actually snow flamingos.
And they decided snow really wasn’t all that bad! As long as they were dressed for it!
So after a long day of snowy fun, they pulled out their favorite mugs and enjoyed coffee and hot chocolate laced with an appropriate amount of Baileys and Kahlua!
And looked forward to their next adventure!
Hopefully in warmer weather….
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