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Drosera-praefolia: "South-Australia's Most-Beautiful Sundew".

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Well-Spotted ... I Made The Exact, Same-Point 'Slightly'-more than a Decade-ago in Flytrap-News When You Compare-the-Way The Leaves Unfurl with Drosera-whittakerii

Intriguing plant, resembles a lot a Dionaea!

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Are 'These' ... "Red"-Enough For-You ? >(*U^)<

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Most of The 'Reddest'-Plants Grow Predominatnly in The 'Grey'-Iron Sites Though 'Thinking'-about This Could Drive-You ...

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"Nuts" >(*U^)< ... Casuarina "Strobili" In-Case you 'Were' "Wondering"!!!??? >(*~*)< / >(*U^)<

I've taken a Few 'Stitched'-JPEGs from The 'Bach'-of-"The-ONK" [Onkaparinga-River National-Park] Today Which I'll 'Try' and Put-Together as part of a Short Photo-Essay on This Kneck of Our-Woods So-to-Speak.

I'll 'Just' Test-the-Waters Here to 'See' if There are Any 'Size' Limitations I-am Not-as-Yet Aware-of Regarding 'Stitchables'!?:

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'Well' Apparently it-'Seems' to-Work so-I-Better Get-My-Act-Together and Get-Stitching. >(*U^)<

Red is the better color for drosera!!! :suicide_fool-edit:

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Well-Spotted ... I Made The Exact, Same-Point 'Slightly'-more than a Decade-ago in Flytrap-News When You Compare-the-Way The Leaves Unfurl with Drosera-whittakerii

It was Only Last-Year that I-Took My-Microscope: "Out-Bush" and Found that the Glands Underneath Both Drosera-praefolia & Drosera whittakerii are Highly Conserved if 'Not'-Identical!!!??? And-Yet the Seeds are So-Different in Size!!!

Confusing!!!??/ >(*~*)< You-Bet ... Considering The 'Strange' and Weird-Forms of Drosera-whittakerii on KI [Kangaroo-Island] and Yet Drosera-praefolia at Lake-Ada and Stokes-Bay [Not-to-be Confused with Stokes-'Inlet' of WA-& Drosera-binata-Fame]on KI Appear Very-Similar to The Mainland!!!???

Drosera-praefolia Flowers First and Has Small-Seeds Like Members of The Rosulata-Bulbosa Group of WA ... 'So-'Why'-are Their Adaxial-Gland [underneath-Leaf / Trap Glands] Sooo-Similar? But Then-again There is This 'New' Suppossedly Stolonifera-Group Member that May be The Answer between Supposededly Drosera-ramellosa being on KI and These Weird Drosera-whittakerii Forms ... One of Which Near The Hot-Spot of Flinders-Chase National-Park Has Leaves very-Similar from 'Casual' Observation to Drosera-rotundifolia!!! >(*~*)< ie Traps are Almost Orbiculate and Stand erect from the Ground on Very-Thin 3mm petioles as Do many other Members of These 'Strange' KI-Forms of Drosera-whittakerii.

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It was Only Last-Year that I-Took My-Microscope: "Out-Bush" and Found that the Glands Underneath Both Drosera-praefolia & Drosera whittakerii are Highly Conserved if 'Not'-Identical!!!??? And-Yet the Seeds are So-Different in Size!!!

Confusing!!!??/ >(*~*)< You-Bet ... Considering The 'Strange' and Weird-Forms of Drosera-whittakerii on KI [Kangaroo-Island] and Yet Drosera-praefolia at Lake-Ada and Stokes-Bay [Not-to-be Confused with Stokes-'Inlet' of WA-& Drosera-binata-Fame]on KI Appear Very-Similar to The Mainland!!!???

Drosera-praefolia Flowers First and Has Small-Seeds Like Members of The Rosulata-Bulbosa Group of WA ... 'So-'Why'-are Their Adaxial-Gland [underneath-Leaf / Trap Glands] Sooo-Similar? But Then-again There is This 'New' Suppossedly Stolonifera-Group Member that May be The Answer between Supposededly Drosera-ramellosa being on KI and These Weird Drosera-whittakerii Forms ... One of Which Near The Hot-Spot of Flinders-Chase National-Park Has Leaves very-Similar from 'Casual' Observation to Drosera-rotundifolia!!! >(*~*)< ie Traps are Almost Orbiculate and Stand erect from the Ground on Very-Thin 3mm petioles as Do many other Members of These 'Strange' KI-Forms of Drosera-whittakerii.

I find your posts really difficult to read. The overuse of hyphens and capital letters is really irritating.

Or is there a real reason for this, making me quite rude to point it out?

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Nice habitat!

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Nice habitat!

Thanks ... 'Got' Another Seasonal-Installment 'Coming' Tomorrow-Night - We're 'Visiting': "Tangari-Regional-Park" to 'See' How the Praefolias are Coming-Along After Two-Decent-Rains of The Season ... Here's Just-R-Taste: ...

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If-You 'Tune'-in Tomorrow-Night, ... Not-Only Will-You Get a General-Overview of This Lovely Local-Surburban-Park but also a Close-up of This-Plant as-Well, in All-its Glory! >(*U^)< Sorry-I Couldn't 'Do'-it-for-You Tonight but Photo-bucket Takes Sooo-Long to Up-Load When You're Still-"ON"-Dial-up!!! >(*~*)< / >(*U^)< Sorry.

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&-The Pyracantha: (Fri-23-May-2008)

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Are at-Their Floral / Fructal 'Peaks' Around The Third-Week-of-May Then Drosera-praefolia is Entering into its Visual / Photographic Apogee & The South-Australian Swamp-Hunting Season Truly Has Begun Where The Soil-Surface will Now Remain Faily Evenly 'Damp' Up-&-Through to about The Second-Week in October.

Note that a Lot of 'Glauceous' or Blue-Green Leaved Plants Have Either Red Flowers or Fruits but 'Seldom' Both!!!???

One-of-The-Places You Can Go to Photograph Drosera-praefolia in its Native-setting is:

"Tangari-Regional-Park"

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Tangari 'Seems'-to-Be the Nunga / Aboriginal-Word for Glue or 'Sticky' Since There are Other Roads and Place-Names in The-Area that 'Use'-This Term. Whether-or-Not "Tangari" is a 'Specific'-Epitaph for Drosera-praefolia, in-particular, or Sundews-in-General Will 'Probably' Never-be-Known However ...

There's a "Tangari-Road" 30-Seconds Walk Down from My-Place and in-May after a Bushfire in Sauerbrier-Creek on The 24th-of-February 1998, 14 Remnant-Plants of Drosera-praefolia were Obliviously-Discovered / Found nearby on The Banks of This Ephemeral (Seasonal) Creek.

Suffice-to-Say, after Losing 'Their'-Cover They Barely Lasted another Two-Seasons before Succumbing to the ever-present Glyphosphate Bushland Regeneration Recovery-Programme ... for Most-of-the-Volunteers ['One'-Person in-Particular in Our-Area] Apparently Don't-'Realise' that Sundews are 'Native' and are 'Not' Exotic-Weeds as-You May-Think Considering How Beautiful-&-Showy Many-of-Them Can-Be!!!??? >(*~*)< / >(*U^)<

I-Had Been Slowly-'Watching' a Whole-Patch of Drosera-foliosa Regenerate in This Revegetation-Zone Since The-Fire ... and 'By'-2006 They-Had Matured and Were Flowering at the Rough 30-Centre Mark. Last-Year Nothing came-up ... she'd Apparently 'Got' The Entire-Lot with Her-Spray!!! >(*~*)<

The Next-Time This-Persons Licence-Plate appears out at the Regenation-site I'm Contemplating Not-'Just' Giving-Her a Cautionary Stern-Word but Probably a Right 'Fisting' as-well!!! >(*U^)<

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Here's The Car-Park. (Sat-18-June-2007)

Basically There's a Large 'Unus(e)able' Oval-to-The Right and The Park-to-The Left.

The Whole-Area Used to be Part of The So-Called: "80-Acres" Parcel-of-Land that Was Owned by One of The Early-Colonists in This Region [Remembering that south-Australia was The Only 'Non'-Convict State before Federation and Mostly Imported Convicts fro Labour for Municipal-Works from or via Victoria ie Clarendon-Weir and Tunnel among-others.].

The Oval is Unuseable or Fit-for-Purpose due to The-'Reactive' Cracking-Clay-like-Nature of The soil Which is Very-similar if-Not 'Identical' to that-found at O'Halloran-Hill Conservation-Park; so People Just Use-it as a Dog-Walking Area and to a lesser-extent Illegal Dumping Zone / Lovers'-Leap [Especially After-Dark].

This Soil 'Implies' that There's Probably another Major Colony or site of Drosera-praefolia to be Had-or-Found in The Surt-Gorge-Region Nearby ... but Alas I-Have 'Yet' to Discover its Location even-though I-Have over the Last 18-years of Praefolia-Exploration 'Bach'-Tracked and Located many of the Linking and Outlying so-called: "Saterlite"-Colonies in This Semi-Rural Region of Surburia.

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One of The 'Many'-Trails Through the Two-Major-Regions [Oval-is-Implied-'Third'] of The Park, Directly 'Left' of The Car-Park as-You Enter-off: "Pine-Drive", Happy-Valley.

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'Looking' Directly "West", Across The Oval, from The Car-Park.

Due-to-The Nature-of-The-Soil of The-Oval Many of The Trees Take-on a Mallee-type or 'Multi-Stem'-Appearance such-as:

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Looking-"East" Down the 'Perimeter'-Oval-Track From One-of The Two-Major 'Mallees' You Can-see in The Former-JPEG 'Bach'-Towards The-Car-Park. Photo-Taken: (Sun-20-April-2008) 'Just'-Prior to The First Major-Rains of The Season.

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Between The Left-Corner of The Car-Park and The "West" Directly Looking 'Across' The Left-Half-of-The Oval is a Small Insignificant 'Trail' Leading-off to Some 'Nice' Easily-Accessed Praefolia Colonies. (Photo-Taken: Sat-June-18-2007) 'Not'-the-Largest Plants in The-World ... But 'Nice' Nonetheless.

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A-'Little'-Bit Further Down This Track.

'Now' Standing a Little-Further-Back Taking-in a Panoramic:

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'Rhoughly'-the-Same-Spot 'Last'-Year on The 18th.-of-June.

To-The-Left is a Small 'Heathy'-Area and To-The Right a Small-Stand of Eucs:

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'Last'-Year on The 18th.-of-June

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'Rhoughly'-the-Same-Spot 'This'-Year on Sun-20-Apr-2008 'Just' Before The-First True-Rains of The season Began ... Though I-Was 'There' a Week-Before Which We Will 'see' Shortly.

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The Whole Area Contains 'Thickets'-of-Kangaroo-Thornbush [Acacia-paradoxa] as an Understory to The Eucalypts Overhead.

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These Bushes Have 'Nasty'-Spines:

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But The 'Dead' Black 'Thorns' are even Worse:

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For They Not-only Hurt Initally but Begin an Irrational-Reaction about Twenty-Minutes later but can-also 'fester' a Few-Days Later!!! >(*~*)< / >(*U^)<

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'Though' After-Our Eleven-Year Drought ... Even-These Tough-Bushes Found-it 'Hard'-Going - with Patches of-Them Dying-off to Reserve Water & Life!!!

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Note The-Acacia-Thornbush in The-Distance.

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Here-it-Is Again on The 14th.-of-April 'This'-Year about a Week-&-a-Half before The 'first' Rains-of-The Season Arrived at This-Park.

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Here's a PANORAMIC-Megashot of The Same-Scene Taken-This-Friday-the-23rd-of-May-2008 after Two 'Decent'-Rains at The Park.

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Here's:"The-Old-Dead-Horse" as-it Looked Prior to Any-Rains on The Monday-The-14th.-of-April. >(*U^)< As-May-'JUst'-Be Seen on The Right-Hand-Side of The Megashot Above.

Thanks ... 'Got' Another Seasonal-Installment 'Coming' Tomorrow-Night - We're 'Visiting': "Tangari-Regional-Park" to 'See' How the Praefolias are Coming-Along After Two-Decent-Rains of The Season ... Here's Just-R-Taste: ...

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If-You 'Tune'-in Tomorrow-Night, ... Not-Only Will-You Get a General-Overview of This Lovely Local-Surburban-Park but also a Close-up of This-Plant as-Well, in All-its Glory! >(*U^)< Sorry-I Couldn't 'Do'-it-for-You Tonight but Photo-bucket Takes Sooo-Long to Up-Load When You're Still-"ON"-Dial-up!!! >(*~*)< / >(*U^)< Sorry.

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We-'Like' to Take Nubiles Out-to-This-Park ... for Being a 'Regional'-Park The Authorities are 'Less'-Likely To-Napalm Your House or Schworzenigger Your Entire-Family Should-You be a Young-Teenager and a Little-Lax with Your Abilities to 'Resist' the Temptation of Digging-up Plants as-well-as Possible "Poaching" as-an-Adult!!! >(*~*)< / >(*U^)<

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But You Can 'See' The-Allure as-well-as The-Dilemma Considering it-is South-Australia's Most-Beautiful-Sundew! >(*U^)<

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Went-out to Mount-Bold Yesterday (Wed-18-June-2008):

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'Where'-I "Saw"-R: "Greenhood" (Pterostylis) species:

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Amongst The-Heath,

Along-with Some Drosera-foliosa Habitat:

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And in-Particular ... The Plants-Themselves:

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Which-I Will 'Bring'-to-You Shortly as an Expose` (X-Spo-Zay) on The-Mount-Bold-Region.

This-Visit was Followed by a Short-Foray to Blewitt-Springs 'Where'-I Found a 20-Metre Soak with Some Nice 'Glauceous' Baumia (Native 'Reedy'-Grass Type species) Quite-by Accident Which 'Rounded'-off The-Day Quite-Nicely Thank-You Very-Much. >(*U^)<

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However, This isn't 'Why'-I'm Posting ... What-I'm Really Wanting-to-Tell-You is That Today (Thurs-19-June-2008), I-Went to See Drosera-praefolia In a Most-Mysterious-Place: ...'Behind' The Cherry-Gardens Electricity Sub-Station:

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Which-I 'Stumbled'-upon Quite-by-Accident in 2004, Which I Took-the Vic-Boy to 'See' in 2000-5 - but 'Still'-Haven't Managed to Even-Take Donny-out-to-See ['Me'-CP-Buddy from Port-Adelaide! >(*~*)<]

Here's R UR-[THERE] to 'Set'-the-Scene for-You:

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Yeh ... Bloody-Incredible-Location I-Can Assure-You With-its Own Historical-Bells-&-Whistles That'll Really-make The-Expose` 'Sing' I-Can Tell-You! >(*U^)<

Anyway, to Cut-R-Long-Story-Short I-Saw Our South-Australian 'Southern'-Heath: Epacris-impressa ...

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'Member' of The-Epacridaceae Which-is Our Southern Equivalent to Your Up-Over: "Ericaceae".

Numerous-Orchids:

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Many-of-Them: 'Glauceous' and Even with Some in-Flower:

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I-'Believe'-This is Some-sort of: "Mosquito" / Fly-Orchid.

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'Croc'-Sized Other ["Crocs"-R-'Better'-than-Thongs!!! CROCS-Rule! >(*U^)<]

in-Fact 'Bach'-in-2000-4 I-Tentitely-Counted 14-species Including 'One' I-Had NEVER Seen-Before in My CP-Travels Around The-State!!! >(*~*)<

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'Dangerous' Nooks-&-Crannies as-well-as Equally Dangerous:

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Trampl'e'lingly-Slippery "Jelly-Algae" ... If 40o-Slopes Weren't 'Bad'-Enough - 'Yes' I-Tripped-&-Fell Leaving a Minor Gauge to The-Body of 'Me'-Not-so-New Camera. >(*~*)< / >(*U^)< The 'Suffereings'-I-Endured for The-Sake of You 'Northerners' in Europeanland and The-Odd Eskimo with B-R-O-A-D-B-A-N-D in-The-Artic! >(*U^)<

Not-'forgetting', of-Course, ... Our Intended 'Prey':

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Drosera-praefolia ... Which in This Locale Funnily-Enough Grows Only to The Size of a 50-Cent Piece ie They're 'Much'-Smaller!!! >(*~*)< Even-Though They Get 'Plenty'-of-Morning-Sun ... Though it's 'Probably' Closer to Mourning-Sun for All The-Noctural-Insects 'Trapped' The-Night-Before ... R-The-Night-Before. >(*U^)<

Anyway, I've-Got Some 'Nice' UR-[There]s of-This Geographical and Geological Oddity to Pad-The-Expose`-out ... though being-on Dial-up I-Can't-Say exactly 'When' It'll All-be Uploaded for-Your Serious Enlightenment-&-Erudiction!!!??? >(*~*)< / >(*U^)< I-'Only' Have Four-Digits and Two-Thumbs on Each-Hand ... Unlike The-Rest-of-You that-Have Five-Fingers and Ten-Toes. >(*U^)<

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wow great series of photo's :happy::tu: Those drosera look great, thank you for sharing your 'Neck of the woods' with us :yes:

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I do try to avoid negative posts, but do feel that the "!!!??? >(*~*)< / >(*U^)<" nonsense spoils a very good post.

For what it is worth (very little), I find myself looking at your pictures, but I cannot be bothered to read what you have typed, as I find it too annoying, it is unnecessary and as stated, only spoils a good post.

Perhaps I am out of step, and all others on the forum need to be visually entertained by this ">(*U^)<" rubbish, I for one am not.

Ho Hum, or is is Bah Humbug.

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I do try to avoid negative posts, but do feel that the "!!!??? >(*~*)< / >(*U^)<" nonsense spoils a very good post.

For what it is worth (very little), I find myself looking at your pictures, but I cannot be bothered to read what you have typed, as I find it too annoying, it is unnecessary and as stated, only spoils a good post.

Perhaps I am out of step, and all others on the forum need to be visually entertained by this ">(*U^)<" rubbish, I for one am not.

Ho Hum, or is it Bah Humbug.

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Perhaps I am out of step, and all others on the forum need to be visually entertained by this ">(*U^)<" rubbish, I for one am not.

No, I'm sure very few people are entertained by it. It seems to keep the poster amused if nothing else.

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Just checked the profile and am surprised to see Davion is a 43 year old, I am 43 until Monday (gifts of Pinguicula will of course be accepted), so my theory that it is an age thing are blown.

I will leave it at that, with one request to Davion, for god sake, stop with the <{**}>, unless this is a typing Tourettes, then by all means, accept my apologies.

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I'm sure Davion doesn't mean it to be annoying, They are face's which he is 'writting' rather than using the smilley's :happy:

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To-'All'-My Detractors:

http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/5307

Though ...The 'Rest'-of-You May-Want to Pick-up The Colourful-Book: "Faithfully-Mozart" by DONOVAN-BIXLEY for an 'Easier'-Interpretation. >(*U^)<

http://www.faithfullymozart.com/

[E4, G4, C5, Eb5; Eb4, F#4, Bnat.4, D5], [Fnat.4, G4, Bnat.4, D5; C#4, Eb4, G4, C5]; [Eb5, G5, C5; C#5, Eb5, G4; Bnat.4, C5, C4; C#5,Dnat.5, G4; Bnat4, C5, C5!]; [C4, Ab4, C5; Gnat.4, F#4, Eb5, Gnat.4]; [D5, Bnat.4, Ab4. F4; Eb5, C#5, Bnat.4, (G4), (Fnat.4), (D4), (B3) ...] ...

Bach Went-Through Every Possibility to 'Find' Exceptions to The-Rule.

Beethoven Used The-Matrix to 'Force'-Exceptions and Thereby 'Create' New-Opportunities.

Mozart didn't-'Need' to Do-Either. >(*U^)<

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I'll 'Continue'-This-Thread Under: "MOZART" in The Talk-About Anything Forum. :sarcastic_hand:

Nope, me neither!.

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