Gravity Pools

Soil.

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Not soil.

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9 years, nothing growing yet.

Soil

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Not soil.
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Nothing even germinates here.

Soil.

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You find soil where water pools. (Rocks, too.)

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It is life — a gravitational effect that manifests itself at boundaries.

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Mineral earth is just mineral earth. A good place for bees to burrow.

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Very small bees.

Plants prefer even rocks over that stuff.

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The life that grows in mineral earth is growing in the soil within the earth, not the earth.

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Plants, after all, came from the sea. They know about stuff like this. Gravity pools, a form of dry land tidal pool, help. Below is a pool of green water in a deer’s footprint (centre left).

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Here’s a gravity pool collecting rain within a stone.

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Here’s one flowing, as water will.

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Plants root in life like this. Dirt is just an environment of ground up mountains that allows soil, a kind of living weather, to form, if the conditions are right.

 

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