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McKeller Cemetery

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The Rancho Cemetery in yesterday’s post was the second one we visited on March 13th. The first was the McKeller Cemetery a few miles north of Gonzales. One thing that jumped out at me was the contrast between the colonies of phlox (Phlox drummondii) and bluebonnets (Lupinus subcarnosus) on the one hand, and the artificial flowers people have put on some graves.

And speaking of cemeteries, there’s now lots more information about seashell-covered graves in yesterday’s post about the Rancho Cemetery.


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Written by Steve Schwartzman

March 15, 2023 at 4:37 PM

Oklahoma plum

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The third new species to appear here in the past few weeks is the Oklahoma plum, Prunus gracilis. At least that’s what this is likely to be, based on comments by several knowledgeable people in Facebook’s Texas Flora group. After we drove past this densely flowering thicket along the main road in Buescher State Park in Bastrop County on March 5th, I pulled over as soon as I safely could and walked back to take pictures.




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Did you hear about the student at a Catholic high school in Canada who got suspended for opposing the school’s policy of allowing biological boys into girls’ bathrooms? When the student showed up at school anyhow, administrators had him arrested. Not your grandparents’ Catholic school, eh?

You can read more about it.


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Written by Steve Schwartzman

March 15, 2023 at 4:25 AM

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