Did you know that a flock of flamingos is actually called a “flamboyance”? So perfect! Earlier this week, the designer of the iconic, beloved, midcentury flamingo lawn ornaments — Don Featherstone — died. He was 79. The tributes are already pouring in. His hometown newspaper, the Fitchburg (Mass.) Sentinel & Enterprise wrote a lovely, lovely story. The New York Times put his story on the front page. Rest in serene peace, Don Featherstone.
For the past 24 hours, since I learned this sad news, I thought about what to do and finally hit on: What better way to honor Don Featherstone and the joy that he has brought to the world via these happy flamingos than by showing photos of how they continue to grace our homes, our lives. So: The uploader that we did in 2012 is reactivated. Let’s see your flamingos — let’s share the flamboyance!!! In honor of Don Featherstone, who died earlier this week, I am activating this 2012 uploader again. Above: A reader photo submitted in our original 2012 story — we start with 66 photos.
Upload your photos of your Featherstone flamingos:
- Upload ONCE and trust the image is there — we just need to “set new photos free” from the control panel and will be checking frequently each day to do so.
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