I got a surprise from one of my favorite teachers from BYU, Blaine Furniss. Beside being a great plant and fungi teacher, he is very important to me because his enthusiasm and knowledge of plants and fungi is what inspired me to learn more about the photosynthetic world and what is now - and will always be - my life pursuit...fungi! Blaine likes to make candlesticks from wood he collects. Over the years he has made one for me and now I have three! I love them and I am thankful for his influence in my life.