Thanks to the Internet, e-mail and social media, our global world seems so much smaller these days. Just like we are, my friends in England are busy with work and family life and suffering through a contentious political season. But then a moment occurs when I remember that London is a long way from Unionville.
On social media yesterday I posted a photo of the monster jack-in-the-pulpit that's growing out back in the shade garden (40 inches tall!). A baffled British friend responded to the photo with a question mark: he was completely unfamiliar with the plant and had no idea what I was talking about or how remarkable it was.
It seems they don't have jack-in-the-pulpits in the UK, those wretched unfortunates.
Then again, they don't have poison ivy, either.