The vegetation is rather different here - Krishna is offering us such a variety of species of life in which we can take birth on this planet earth! Rather astounding! He never seems to run out of ideas and often displays a good sense of humor.
Srila Prabhupada stated that people who like to show off their body by dressing half-naked may take their birth as trees. Or maybe even as such a cactus?
While visiting the Phoenix community, the devotees in Riga requested me to share some memories from the early days of establishing the Riga temple. They were celebrating the 30th anniversary of the installation of Sri Sri Gaur Nitai, and some of the pioneering devotees had come from far and wide to share their memories with the young generation of devotees. My humble contribution was the following video:
Your servant, Devaki dd