He sent a note, which I partially transcribe here:
Been having an absolute Blast over here in the greenhouses. Spent the better part of the day transplanting Tacca (Black Bat Lily) into a custom, heavy leaf mold/eathworm poop media. When we hit the right mix magic happened, 1 year old seedlings started getting huge and throwing giant flowers and uncharacteristically, they've all set seed! Got orders for 100's a month...cranking them out!
Roy Cohen takes very pretty and sometimes powerful pictures with his phone. I borrowed this scarecrow shot from his blog with his permission.
David sent over a link to the Ricky Jay collection coming up at auction.
I was able to meet the late magician and card thrower at a book fair in Pasadena, A brilliant and wonderful guy.
Barry thinks that it is important that we know that the sport of cricket fighting is alive and well in China. And speaking of China this is the latest travesty they have embarked on. And they are not getting any smarter, let alone more human, in Florida.
Ray sent this over.