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This site has been a national cemetery since 1879; the original designation, three years after the battle of Little Bighorn, was intended to protect graves of the 7th Cavalry troopers buried there. In 1886, The site was proclaimed National Cemetery of Custer’s Battlefield Reservation to include burials of other campaigns and wars. The name has been since been shortened to “Custer National Cemetery.” (from Wikipedia.)

Custer National Cemetery
Little Bighorn National Battleground, Montana
photographed 8.28.2020

The Garden

This is the most waterlilies I’ve ever seen.

This really is a nice place to visit – the lilies are lovely, there are lots of dragonflies to look at, and the water flowing through the gardens makes a nice sound that masks all the other sounds. If I lived in San Angelo, I’d go there a lot.

International Waterlily Garden
San Angelo, Texas
photographed 8.1.2020

Discs (floating)

I am not at all certain how a small city in Texas ended up with the International Waterlily Garden, but they did.

These giant lily pads reminded me of (1) those “silver dollar” pancakes we used to get; (2) sand dollars; and (3) a trip I made to Longworth Gardens in Pennsylvania when I was a senior in high school, because that’s the first place I ever saw lily pads that were this big. (Inside my head: a confusing place.)

International Waterlily Garden
San Angelo, Texas
photographed 8.1.2020

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