I had another “incident” here on the blog last week that locked me out. My crack technical team made the fix again, but there seem to have been some permanent consequences. For example, most of my posts going back through the years have lost their category tags. I don’t consider that a great loss since they were pretty dumb categories anyway. But my blogroll is also goofed. It seems to have reverted to an earlier incarnation. Now I’ll have to remember who was on there so I can restore it. Patience, please.
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Long-time readers (both of them) know that I often rely on the Missouriplants.com wildflower database to identify the various bloomin’ things I find in the woods, but as I understand it, this database is now static — it’s not being updated any longer. While that doesn’t affect its usefulness to me, I’ve begun using an upstart plant identification site as well: the Missouri Wildflower Guide. With both of these, and the books I have on the shelves at home, I am able to dispel at least a little of the taxonomic darkness I live in.
When I last visited Roundrock and put those two posts by the valve cover and the drain outlet, I also took the opportunity to tie survey tape to the posts beside the surviving pecan trees in that soggy acre below the dam. #1 Son gave me a hand with this. The idea was that when the man on the dozer is maneuvering below the dam to fix it, he’ll see where we have plantings we want to protect. When we were finished and surveyed the acre, I counted 20 posts with tape streaming from them. I think that’s a pretty good survival rate for 50 twigs that were planted in mostly gravel and then benignly neglected for nearly a decade.
Tomorrow is the Festival of the Trees, right here at Roundrock Journal, so be sure to stop by!
- The Missouri Natural Events Calendar is blank for today.