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Monday, September 20, 2010


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Years ago I went to a series of anatomy lectures by Robert Beverly Hale; he always used to say "you can't draw it unless you know it's there". In a similar way, it sounds like Hawthorne, by naming and describing plant shapes, is making visible and useful what was unseen, or at least not taken into account. I love her concept; thanks for bringing it to our attention.


Sounds like a good book to add to the library.

Your comment about Linden Hawthorne brought to mind Flora Grubb of California. How could they have grown up to be anything but plant people?

In Austin there's a well-known urologist (who performs vasectomies) named Dr. Richard Chopp. Yes, he goes by Dick. True story.

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