The world’s most recognizable lawn ornament and a symbol of pop culture has made a splashy appearance in the Elmwood Village. A house on Norwood Avenue has taken the iconic pink flamingo décor to an entirely different level. Instead of planting a pair of the pink critters, a flock of flamingos graces the front lawn. The bright pink display is real fodder for a passing rubbernecker.
The creator of the plastic pink flamingo set, Don Featherstone, would be delighted to see his creation appear in such great numbers. Since 1957 these birds have been adorning front lawns, bringing delight to proud homeowners around the world. Some people feel that the ornaments are a bit garish, however. Cheesy or not, it’s more of a rarity to come across one or two of these birds in this day and age, which is why this particular array is so outlandishly amusing.