We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
here's some trivia. The plants start as Jack, but as they mature and if it has a good year, they will turn into Jill. Jack has a small hole at the bottom of the spathe so an insect that has been lured in can leave with lots of pollen to spread. The jill has no hole and the hapless insect thrashes around and thoroughly pollinates it.
Those of us who live on the left coast have never seen Jack in the Pulpits and what are to you common birds, that we have seen only in bird books. As our Oregon Juncos, Roufous-sided Towhees. Western Tanagers and Bewick's Wrens would probably be unknown to you.
A visit to my son's house, a mere 30 minutes away, but closer to Puget Sound reveals a completely different array of birds.
so keep sharing the photography.
The Elephant's Child