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Being Stupid in Ontario in 2003

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Maroon plant:
Perhaps because this second site did not have as many "veinless" plants as the first site, I spent more time looking at the more typically pigmented, deeply red plants. Isn't this a beauty? Very nice.

If you are getting tired of looking at Sarracenia purpurea, there is a tiny little sundew (Drosera rotundifolia) along the bottom edge of the photograph, about two-thirds of the way to the right, just by the bright green leaf. Satisfied?

Canada is nice. I have been there several times, and the people are more relaxed and friendly to strangers than people are in the USA. If a stranger in the US starts talking to me, I immediately start wondering when they are going to ask me for money. In Canada, I wonder the same thing when strangers start chatting--I'm just usually wrong. (And afterwards, I feel terribly guilty about not being more friendly--Australia and New Zealand are even more extreme this way.) I'm not saying the place is nirvana; it's just that the people seem less tense than they are in the USA.

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