Texas Star

I visited the botanical garden yesterday, where I found both the red and white forms of Hibiscus coccineus, the “Texas Star” hibiscus (though it’s not actually native to the Lone Star state) in bloom.

In other Texas news, Ubu remains in Houston despite Harvey and has been writing about the pleasures of life in the time of hurricanes.1

Update: Here’s the front page of the Wichita Eagle‘s web edition this morning. What’s missing? (Right-click and open in a new window to see at full size.)

In the print edition, there was no mention of Harvey until page 15.2)


  1. or tropical storm, or depression
  2. To be fair: the hurricane was on the front page yesterday, but the staff evidently lost interest after the storm hit the coast.