Standing up here on this slope as the sun hung low in a murky sky, I tried to imagine what a woodland composed of these oaks must’ve looked like 12,000 years ago & how the climate & surrounding desert must’ve changed since then. Moments like that are one of the most addicting things to anyone interested in botany – Gaining an understanding and a knowledge of the land you live on & how all the different organisms & environmental factors in it interact is part of what seems to make a fulfilling human life. It gives us a contextual setting in which to put ourselves & our own conscience & sentience, so that this often fucked up, insane world begins to make sense.
LIVING RELICTS OF THE DISTANT PAST — Crime Pays But Botany Doesn’t
from one my favorite blogs and easily the one with the best title: Crime Pays But Botany Doesn’t