Robert Flemming and his pink flamingos

by Brian Rudnick

Robert Fleming and his wife returned from vacation 15 years ago to find a flock of pink flamingos planted in their front yard by, as it turned out, good friends who had been watering plants in their absence. The flamingos have become a tradition at their daughters’ weddings. In the winter, they migrate south to Hialeah Park, Fleming jokes. In the background, Amanda Shoulson paints an adirondack chair in preparation for an engagement party for the Flemings’ third daughter Annie; the flamingos will fly in for wedding next January. Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia.