It's a book I've been wanting for years, but didn't buy b/c I figured it was expensive. One the last few walks, I keep wishing I had it to identify this plant or that.
I tested it out in the Nitobe Gardens, and it's going to take some familiarizing before I can be quick-draw identify.
I priced Harry Potter and the Blood Prince.... $41 at the bookstore at UBC... eeek. When the fad dies, I shall read them from the library, or maybe if I see them in a paperback bargain bin version.
It turns out the UBC bookstore had a whole kiddie-gala on the release date with games and whatnot. The store is still decked out with wizardy stuff, including a Harry mannequin.
I aslo went to Nitobe. I want to write it up for curious tourist, but people like pics better than verbal descriptions. I was entranced by the riplles reflecting on a tree branch, and a stone house sculpture on the egde of the koi pond. I watched the fishies, and just let my mind churn through the whorl in my mind.