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The Netherlands designed a tulip for us to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary. It's designed to look like the Canadian flag, and it's gorgeous.

https://goo.gl/images/MTekto

I just wonder what a country so much older than us thinks of us getting so excited about 150 years.

Date: 2017-02-28 05:54 pm (UTC)
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That is an amazing flower! I don't appreciate flowers nearly as much as I should (and I REALLY want to go to the Netherlands!). The problem is that with my occasional hyperosmia, going to something like a nice flower garden could be a crap shoot as to whether or not I could go in. Last weekend at the renaissance festival, my wife went in to a perfume shop. I walked towards it, got a whiff, and didn't move any closer.

My wife has a saying that gets trotted out occasionally, referring to the USA but can also be applied to USA vs Europe: in the west, 100 years is old. In the east, 100 miles is far. When we were in Europe, one of the towns that we were in recently celebrated its 1,000th anniversary of its founding! I found that absolutely amazing.

Date: 2017-03-01 04:25 am (UTC)
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My hyperosmia comes and goes, recently it's been more in high gear. I remember when we went to Niagara Falls in the early '70s we also saw a flower clock somewhere in a city park. That was pretty cool. For us, if we want to go anywhere for dinner, unless we go to the local diner it's a half an hour drive one-way. That's the problem living on top of a mountain. We're in a very low population density area in a lightly populated state, the only two restaurants that are open after 5pm are the diner and one attached to a bar and hotel, so not a lot of choices up here.

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