Flower Monkey

This photo was taken on May 18, 2013 at 6:14 am.
The location was in the lobby of a very nice hotel in Washington DC, on a table that they have a continuously changing set of flower arrangements for the enjoyment of the guests and visitors. I must say I think the employees enjoy them as well.
The "Take It!" was not immediately obvious. I had to look at it with others for a set of multiple showings on that same day. We came to the conclusion that it was almost as perfect a monkey as could be made with flowers. On the initial photo shooting of this flower arrangement I had the monkey image just a little off center so ended the day of showing it, with the hope that it would still be there the next day to allow me another more straight in the face shot. I was delighted to walk in the next morning to find it there and was given the gift of the opportunity to bring just a little more perfection to this unexpected find.
The After Take: I must say the two days of showing this photo to lots of people brought lots of joy. The responses ranged from smiles of recognition to the outright utterance of "Wow."
I prefaced each showing with the statement  that I was going to show them a flower monkey and said it twice.
This helped set the stage for recognition for some and I must say, most got it right away. I think the most flattering comment was one who called it 'Curious George' in pink. 
The game of finding photos for this site has always been enjoyable, however there are times that are a real hit. This has been one of them. 
Here is hoping you get as big a kick out of this as have others.
Yes, there are even times when this might be termed "Monkey Business." 
Best wishes for some happy monkey business in your day.
PS: My special thanks to the great people that do the flower arranging in this hotel.  Somehow I feel certain they never intended for this grouping of flowers to be perceived as a monkey.  (But then - who knows - they  might have - lol) 

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Comments: 5
  • #1

    Sally (Thursday, 15 June 2023 18:06)

    I remember this one! Our youngest was only 4 or 5 at the time and she LOVED this picture.

  • #2

    Jim (Thursday, 15 June 2023 18:08)

    10 years ago, wow. This must have been around the time we started coming here.

  • #3

    GpaJake (Thursday, 15 June 2023 18:11)

    It really is a monkey ha ha! I had not seen this one yet, oh that is fun!

  • #4

    Gabe (Thursday, 15 June 2023 18:14)

    I remember laughing my butt off at this one when I first saw it. I can confirm that seeing it again made me laugh again.

  • #5

    SF1967 (Thursday, 15 June 2023 18:18)

    That is a flower monkey if I've ever seen one.