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Welcome to The Soul of the Earth

I love to look deeply into the great beauties and intricacies of our planet, especially her gorgeous wildflowers, and to bring back the news I find there. Join me in my explorations of nature’s exquisite creations, of the deep time of her history, of the ways people are preserving and reclaiming her treasures.

A rose by any other name is complicated

It is such a foundational act, to give name to. But not all naming is good naming. Naming can be an appropriative act of conquest and overwriting. ~ Robert Macfarlane ~ Before 1735, if a European botanist wanted to specify the plant we know as a tomato, he would write, ...
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Welcome to The Soul of the Earth

I love to look deeply into the great beauties and intricacies of our planet, especially her gorgeous wildflowers, and to bring back the news I find there. Join me in my explorations of nature’s exquisite creations, of the deep time of her history, of the ways people are preserving and reclaiming her treasures.

A rose by any other name is complicated

It is such a foundational act, to give name to. But not all naming is good naming. Naming can be an appropriative act of conquest and overwriting. ~ Robert Macfarlane ~ Before 1735, if a European botanist wanted to specify the plant we know as a tomato, he would write, ...
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