Did you have strict teachers in the primary grades? Did they insist you color your pictures to look like the view out the window?
You know: trees are green with a little brown, sky is blue, flowers are red, pink, and yellow.
But…some days it’s fun to just reach into the crayon box and color the bird, or cat, or tree with the first hue your fingers grasp.
Christmas trees in pink and purple and blue. Flamingos in basic white. I think the decoration specialist at the zoo tossed convention to the wind — or fed it to the alligator.