Saturday, May 05, 2012

RRPC2: My Flowers For Steven

This week's Round Robin Photo Challenge is very different from previous ones, and rather important to Carly and me. We recently learned that our friend Steven, who used to co-host this meme, died several years ago. Amazing closeup photos of flowers, often with insects and other critters on them, were among Steven's photographic specialties, so we thought it best to honor him with the topic Flowers for Steven.


From Round Robin Photo Challenges

Most of the shots I got for this are from an amazing tree on the grounds of St. Michael's, which was in full bloom when I took these photos a few days ago. I have no idea what it is!


Here is a closeup of one(?) of its flowers.


Here is a grouping of several of them.

I mentioned that this week's RRPC was very different. That's because starting with this Challenge, it's going multi-format! Tumblr users, Facebook users, Twitter fans, Google+ early adopters, etc. are all welcome to join in, blogging photos to their favorite social media platforms! Just add #FlowersForSteven and #RRPC2 tags to your entry, and we'll find 'em (I hope!). But just to be on the safe side, you may want to post a link to the Round Robin blog entry, so I can list it for everyone to see. Steven was a big contributor to the early days of photoblogging, especially of flowers and cats. I hope you'll join us in honoring him this weekend. Thanks!

Karen

Steven's obit on Philly.com
Steven's obit on Tributes.com
Steven's last photo on Flickr, with comments

Linking List as of Midnight MST 
Saturday, May 5th, 2012 

Karen - Posted!
Outpost Mâvarin
http://outmavarin.blogspot.com
https://plus.google.com/106386157515816723953/posts/Q9nTwu6xifJ 
http://www.facebook.com/mavarin
http://mavarin.tumblr.com/
@mavarin 
(And yes, I posted different pictures on Facebook, Tumblr, etc.!)

Carly - Posted!
Ellipsis
http://ellipsissuddenlycarly.blogspot.com/2012/05/round-robin-challenge-flowers-for.html https://twitter.com/#!/ondinemonet 

Jama -  Posted!
Sweet Memories
http://mummyjam.blogspot.com/

Kara
Notes from the tiny napping house
http://notesfromthetinynappinghouse.blogspot.com/

Julie - Posted!
Julie's Journal
http://www.barrettmanor.com/julie/journal.aspx

Shelly - Posted!
Creative Endeavors
http://shellysphotos.blogspot.com/2012/05/flowers-for-steven.html

Kat - Posted!
In My Dreams I Can Fly
http://inmydreamssfk.blogspot.com/2012/05/flowers-for-steven.html

Duane - Posted!
Visualizations
http://fotofrenzy.blogspot.com


Teri - **Welcome new participant!** - Posted May 9th
Teri H Hoover Photography
http://terihoover-crystal-iris-images.blogspot.com/


4 comments:

Carly said...

Hi Karen

Lovely flowers my dear!I think he would have liked these a lot.

:) Carly

barrettmanor said...

That is one cool tree. Thanks for the challenge to honor Steven.

Jama said...

A very unique and lovely flowers!

sunflowerkat321 said...

I'd love to know what these are...I've never seen them before. I don't think we have them up here.

I'm way behind on all these alternative methods of social media connection. I need social media for dummies.
:)

Steven would have loved these. I'm so appreciative that you and Carly decided to honor him in this way.