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    I would've replied much sooner, but such are the demands of college life [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    The plants were more than we could've expected. I saw at least one purp with a pitcher big enough to fit my entire fist! Flavas that come as close as anyone's going to get to rivaling GardenofEden's titans! And as PlantAKiss has already shown, some magnificent cephs. Phil also had sprigs of Red Aldrovanda for sale. And of course the big lipped Leuco (my vote goes for S X "Rolling Stone". You know, with the huge lips... never mind [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rolleyes.gif[/img] ).

    Unfortunately, all was not quite pleasant. As PlantAKiss told me on the way to Meadowview, several rare Leucos were murdered by herbicide spraying [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif[/img]. PlantAKiss can give more detailed info, but Phil suspects the neighbors are retaliating for his having to kill several squirrels to protect the plants. Either that or the squirrels have finally declared open war [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]. He's also had to pay a large sum of his own money in order to put a fence around the propogation area to prevent further casualties. I suggested to Marge as we were leaving that whoever is responsible should be fed to the giant flavas. The sheer childishness of it is infuriating. These people are just as bad as poachers. And I'm stopping here before I enter rant territory.

    Other than that unpleasantness, the day was quite enjoyable. It warmed up enough to where I could take off my coat, and the sun even managed to peek out for a few minutes. At least the rain held off until the drive home. I got Bill Scholl's autograph (don't even try looking on eBay, I plan to enjoy it for a whiel [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]). And I managed to snag a few sweet D. Binatas, and a pair of D. Capensis courtesy of PlantAKiss [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] All in all, a good day indeed.
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    Beautiful pics PlantAKiss! Looks like you all had a great time wandering amongst all of that eye-candy. All of the pitcher plants looked great but I have to say, the leukophylla "all
    green form" made me drool!!
    BTW, I sent Meadowview a check a couple of weeks ago, but I haven't received a confirmation that they received it and my main worry is, with the ineffency of the postal service here, the check could very well be in Naples, FL or even Tuna, TX. I also am keeping in mind that they (Meadowview) may be busy and just haven't had any spare time on their hands.
    Anyway, thanks for showing the wonderful photos.

    Alan

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    Hey Alan

    Thanks for the compliments. Yes, it was a lot to look at! And I'm with you...that all green form leuco is my desire as well. It is next on my list...when I get the money that is. No matter who offers it, it always carries a hefty price. I've wanted that one for a long time.

    And thanks for supporting Meadowview. That's very nice of you. I can ask Phil S. about your check if you want. He is always busy. I HOPE he's busy working on the newsletter because I'm going to be doing it for him. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    Mike K., I wish you could have come too! But I also would have loved to go to your Open House. I didn't realize it was the same day. It is too bad all that big water gets in the way of getting there. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    Jeffsz28--yes, sarrecenia stay out all year 'round. They are a temperate species.

    Thanks for the compliments everybody. I wish everyone could have come. That would have been so fun!
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    Cool pics Suzanne! Just one question, are you in any of these pics? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
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    Moderator Schmoderator Fluorescent fluorite, England PlantAKiss's Avatar
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    Larry... I have more sense than that! I am BEHIND the camera... hehe. I make sure I stay there too. Photogenic I am NOT. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] I couldn't afford to pay for a new camera lens if I broke it. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rolleyes.gif[/img]
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    PlantAKiss, thanks for offering to ask Phil, but I spoke with him today and he has definitely received the check. As long as I know that it got there, I am perfectly happy. I can't wait to get my first copy of the newsletter and patiently I shall wait for it.

    Yeah, I also used to wear a ponytail and occasionally I think about growing it back. Anyway, haircuts are just too expensive nowadays.

    Alan

    Oh yeah! I wanted say that my conversation with Phil was a worthwhile and most pleasant one. He is a very nice and informative guy. It never occured to me that he would know some of the people that I have worked with on bogs here in Texas.

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    It was indeed a busy day in the CP world. That was the day of the first annual New England Carnivorous Plant Show, too.

    Anyone who's curious can read about it on the web page. There are a bunch of pics of cool plants, but i'm afraid the sarrs there just couldn't compete with those at Meadowview.
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    Hey D Mus

    Thanks for the link. That looked like a blast too! So many beautiful plants! And I saw Schhhhhhloatyyyy! Thanks for posting the link...I enjoyed that. I wish I could have split myself and gone to Mike's Open House and the NECPs event too.

    That's pretty funny that there were three big CP events all on the same day. Popular day.

    Suzanne
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