Silver Krome Gardens|
Jeff&jodi Rosenstiel wrote:
> OK,ok,OK, people lets move on to a better topic! Enough of what could have,
> should have, My computer cant take any more negative e-mail :)
> Just to let everyone know there are some good deals on airlines tickets
> out there right now! I just got two tickets for the Sept show for $170.00
> each, that's cheap when your up here in Minnesota, and with the cost of fuel
> going up, who knows what it will be buy then? Fuel just dropped in price up
> here today from $1.90 a gallon to $1.69 ! what's it going for in your area?
> The wife is coming along this time so I have a extra set of arms to carry
> stuff back. So I better start saving up for that auction! now that I have a
> idea of what stuff goes for. Well yesterday it was 95 up here been moving
> plants out side as fast as I can, With my luck it will probably Hail or
> "the bad speller"
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ron Iles"
> To: "Multiple recipients of list AROID-L"
> Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2001 10:15 AM
> Subject: IAS 2001 Newletters
> > Dear Folks,
> > I was requested to be the next Editor of the Newsletter. I am a very
> > blow-in returning to Arums. I DO need a little time to get into focus.
> > Above all I need to find out what you would most want AND need to read in
> > the Newsletter as a adjunct to Aroideana, that magnificent arena of
> > Aroid knowledge. From my reading and writing in Aroid L which is for
> > non-members and Members, I feel that some of the kinds of information
> > could be pulled together and impacted for the Newsletter. Otherwise the
> > wisdom of little things could be drowned in mighty noise and dimly
> > remembered & relatively inaccessible to posterity. To take an outstanding
> > example would it not be good if Craig's colourful reports and photos of
> > Titan were pulled togethe as one in the IAS files not just dispersed and
> > intermittent with rude interruptions from the envious like me in Aroid L?
> > I would greatly like a vibrant section on Rain Forests, POSITIVE as well
> > negative reports including visiting, collecting and the sheer wonder of
> > being THERE? Could we gazette and promote the Jungle Nature Centres
> > to best for our Group? Maybe you will kindly suggest stimulating topic
> > sections and offer short palatable articles. Master Julius cooks for us
> > and so many others add spice and flavour and new ingredients. Some
> > high on hallucinogens but really only euphorically passionate have merged
> > into poetry and lyrical hyperbole. The newsletter should be readable,
> > informative, helpful, stimulating, memorable fun. It is a shame to lose
> > what we have in the dust of just Aroid L. Most of you write very well.
> > Let's put the best of what is said together and make "News"! People want
> > to be able to read without only going through countless disjointed email
> > CHAT in Aroid L. Aroid L is great! People talk good to each other but
> > they don't seem to write things generally which you can everybody can
> > DEVOUR. I would like to see the very best (for the moment) duplicated
> > expanded, and diverted to the Newsletter PLEASE!
> > A Quarterly News Letter has to be formal and contrived. A lot of
> > spontaneity, inspiration and passion may be lost? We need to have at
> > a monthly one which gathers peoples thoughts and feelings together and
> > our joints jump.
> > If virtually all of us have or BUY Internet Access, would it be good to
> > an IAS Newsletter web site or the Newsletter sent to the email address of
> > each Member to download in FULL COLOUR? This is the decade when the PC
> > takes over the AUDIO VISUAL. Printing is a slow arduous old fahioned
> > A Newsletter can be glorious and later be HEARD as WELL as seen. (Imagine
> > Howler Monkeys and Arapaima gulps in the background to photos and video of
> > the most beautiful plants I know...) From recent salutory experience SOME
> > e-smelly might be need for to be censored by the obviously unbiased
> > editor...
> > If we all got access to the Web then through the Editors Spath Desk an
> > ENewsletter would facilitate, the most intense interaction beyond that
> > normally possible with snail mail.
> > I have a range of hard copies of past Newsletters (and Aroideana
> > So I'm analysing these to prepare a rough list from which to evolve
> > "Sections" for future Newsletters
> > and this will follow in a day or so. Meanwhile please give me positive
> > positive positive ideas, not what we SHOULDN'T do!!!!!!!! Ideas which
> > follow and hopefully someyimes enhance the best traditions and standards
> > the IAS and Aroideana.
> > Incidentally, if anyone wants to understand why I adore Spathiphyllum
> > especially, after finding my first life changing plant, I rapidly acquired
> > Dr, Birdsey's "Cultivated Aroids" and it is still absolutely new. Wow,
> > few Spaths in there blew my hat into the creek as Dewey I think said in a
> > newsletter about John Bantas photos! Has anyone a Report of John's last
> > road show PLEASE? Does anyone have an affordable Exotica IV. By the
> > a few Tropica are now available in US at $165 plus insured post. If you
> > email me I can reserve for you to buy DIRECT on Credit Card if you have
> > in the Second World.
> > More later plus replies to the other 25 emails outstanding!!!! Please
> > allowances and don't brew up a storm if the News is more than a month more
> > or so delayed. WE must make it really worth it, a great leap into the
> > future for Aroid kind.
> > EdyRon