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.
We don't get to travel much for any reason. However, please send Mrs. BD my sincere thank you for teaching me how "to see" this type of flower arrangement. Your (her) last couple of posts about these large colonial, classical, baroque flower arrangements has given me the confidence to try--it was always an item on my "to learn how" list.