I am developing some terrible habits. Not only do I find it difficult to fall asleep late at night sometimes, I make it worse by going out and shooting photos in the dark. And then I process them. Must. Sleep. More.
What a bittersweet day it's been! It's been so good to see all the photos tagged with #FleurdeLee and the corresponding outpouring of love for +Lee Daniels. Thank you all so much for joining us in celebrating her life and her light!
I remember when I posted this series of calla lily photos. Lee was gracious enough to stop by and leave me some of her thoughts on a couple of them, and the one thing that stuck out from the interactions we had then was her saying that I will remember this... Well, we'll remember you, Lee. With sadness today, but with fondness always.
Yesterday, we learned that G+ lost one of its brightest lights. She was an incredible individual who was an inspiration to many of us here. Tomorrow, #FloralFriday will be honouring +Lee Daniels with a special Fleur-de-Lee (her words -- she did love flowers) theme. Please post your favourite florals in tribute -- we'd love to see lots and lots of flowers for her.
First: happy birthday to +Louisa Catharine Forsyth! Second: I am leaving on a week's vacation with my family as of tomorrow evening which means that for the next seven or eight days ... Third: I will be mostly absent for the next couple of Fridays. I am still going to enjoy perusing your #FloralFriday photos, so be sure to +mention me when you name-check the other fantastic theme curators ... +Tamara Pruessner, +Beth Akerman, and +Kiki Nelson. Fourth: I'll also be missing #TulipSaturday , but feel free to +mention me in the same breath as the other wonderful theme curator, +Marilyn Benham. (Also, I know that +Measie Elizabeth loves tulips, so you might consider sharing your work with her as well).
I typically get to work well before 7 am. It's quiet then, and I can get a lot of uninterrupted work done. It's surreal and a bit annoying to see folks roll in hours after I do -- especially if (and this is rare, I admit!) they're the ones heading toward the door in the early afternoon, hours before it's time for me to go. What has this to do with flowers? Or this photo? Nothing. Why?
it's too bad she won't live (but then again, who does?)
Thanks to everyone for your participation in #TulipSaturday this week, with our theme of purity. Please join us every Saturday ... and don't forget to tag +Measie Elizabeth, +Marilyn Benham, and me so that we can enjoy the beeauty!
HEY NEW YORK PEOPLE:+Alan Shapiro+Vivienne Gucwa+Dave Ortiz+DeShaun Craddock+Armand Salmon -- I'm looking at y'all. So there's this parade in Brooklyn at the beginning of the summer, and there's a chance -- nothing is yet firmly planned -- that my family might be hanging out somewhere in the vicinity of Coney Island right around the weekend of June 21st. Help me out here ... I need to know some stuff. Where are the good places to stay in NYC for a few nights? If we have to stay outside the city (is it best to stay outside the city, or do we want to be within the boundaries?), what's the best way to get around? And maybe there's a chance that a photowalk could happen? Anyone near NYC around?
Hi! I've been sort of absent over the past couple of days, but it's for a pretty good reason! Santa was good to me this past Christmas, and brought me a new laptop to play with. I've take a couple of days to get everything set up the way I like it, but now that that's done, it's time to play again!
Wow. I have to say that this #FloralFriday has so far been spectacular. I've thoroughly enjoyed browsing the work that's been displayed so far. Please continue to share your photos with our curating team ... +Tamara Pruessner, +Beth Akerman, +Kiki Nelson, and me!
1. Here's some music to enjoy: Lacuna Coil - Falling Again (Lyrics) 2. Thanks for sharing so much wonderful work with us today! It's been another excellent #FloralFriday! 3. And here's a second look at some of the beauty that floated through my stream today.
Look at me, being a meme whore. These are apparently the fifty most "relevant" people in my G+ feed -- meaning that they are those with whom I interact in one way or another the most. Everybody should follow every single one of these people immediately.
I love Fridays ... because look at all the fantastc work I get to see and share with you! Here's a small sample of the great, great work I was privileged to see all day long. As always, thanks for sharing your work with us today!
How about another busy and exciting #FloralFriday ? Yes please. Although it's dismal outside where I am, it's certainly bright and sunny in this theme. Don't miss the fabulous work that's being displayed today!
Hey. You. No, no ... not you ... you. Are you ... hungry?
I was a little bit more focused this evening while shooting photos for +Chrysta Rae's Photography Scavenger Hunt and managed to not eat the the entire goddamned bag of cookies at one go. Was there temptation? Sure. But there was also discipline. Eight cookies isn't really that many, after all.
-- We will try to share some pictures throughout today ... your photo has to be posted as public and unlocked. We won't be able to use everyone's shot, so please don't get upset if yours doesn't get shared. We will be picking randomly.
-- Please be sure to share this post if you want to be a part of the fun and spread the word far and wide and have EVEN MORE flowers in your stream!
Thanks so much, everyone, for joining us on #FloralFriday . Despite a little bit of Google craziness in the middle of the day, you were able to come through with lots of fantastic and compelling work. Join your curators -- +Tamara Pruessner+Beth Akerman+Kiki Nelson and me -- each and every Friday for more and more flowers!
I'll bet that people are pretty tired of seeing me pimp this particular image, and for that I apologize. But. It's going to be my submission for this year's version of the Plus One Collection. You can find all the details pertaining to this project on +Ivan Makarov's stream [http://goo.gl/AgHcA].
I chose this particular photo mostly because I had fun making it. It was a technical challenge, and in the end it actually came out better than the way I had originally envisioned it. And this: I was able to learn quite a bit in the making of the picture, and that was the best part of all.
Thursday is here (somewhere in the world, it's Thursday), and that means that #FloralFriday can't be very far behind. And it's time to get out into the garden, or into the arboretum, or the greenhouse ... or even the grocery store. I wanna see some floral loooove.
bee yourself ... or alternately, none of your beeswax
Yes, yes, yes. #FloralFriday is here! The summer is beginning to give way to cooler temperatures north of the equator -- but let's see if we can keep the profusion of flowers trailing through all our streams, shall we?
Thanks for being so enthusiastic in playing with us on #FloralFriday today! We always enjoy seeing so many wonderful images flashing by all day long. Here are some of the many that stood out for me today. Hope you enjoy them!
Many thanks to everyone for your enthusiastic participation in #FloralFriday ! These cooling fall days feel much better when they're full of flowers! Here's some floral eye candy from today's crop of submissions for you to enjoy (again).
Thanks for celebrating another #FloralFriday with us, folks! It's as always been a plethora of exceptional images, a number of which I've linked below ... just to give you a taste of the beauty that it's my privilege to see every week. Enjoy!
It's been quite a busy #FloralFriday , and I wish I had been able to devote more time to the lovely photos that have been posted today. Instead, I've been busy ... I'm at present in the States visiting family for a few days, and that's taken up a lot of my time. That said, there have been plenty of amazing photos posted already from what I've been able to see during my occasional phone check-ins, so thanks to everyone for helping to make this theme both beautiful and successful!
Well. I certainly intended to get a much earlier start at this, but ... here I am, later than I intended to be. Welcome to #FloralFriday ! Please continue to post your fantastic photos, and make sure to mention your curators -- +Tamara Pruessner, +Beth Akerman, +Kiki Nelson, and me so that we can enjoy them!
I wish that today had been the kind of day that would have allowed me to be more comment-y instead of just plus-y. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful floral discoveries with the #FloralFriday team of +Tamara Pruessner+Beth Akerman+Kiki Nelson and me. It's always one of my favourite days.
everything you want is something you couldn't have
I'm sad to see that there are fewer and fewer flowers out there as the year goes on. I'm glad to see that so many of you are still able to share their vibrance and loveliness with our +FloralFriday team, even this late in the year! Keep sharing your work with +Tamara Pruessner, +Beth Akerman, +Kiki Nelson, and me! :-)
Good morning, #FloralFriday friends. Today will be a sick day for me ... I'm home from work trying to recover from some kind of disgusting, snotty illness, so I won't be around very much today. That said, please continue to share your images with +Tamara Pruessner, +Beth Akerman, +Kiki Nelson, and me. You can also tag +FloralFriday, but please don't tag your curators in the photo.
Have fun, everyone, and please keep your images coming!