Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Total Book of Saskatchewan Wildflowers

Invented Wildflower guidebooks - photo by Shelley Banks
The ultimate reference series? © SB
I remain hopeful that I will find the perfect, comprehensive, well illustrated, elegant, easy-to-use book of Saskatchewan prairie wildflowers.

As Jorge Luis Borges says in The Library of Babel:

"It does not seem unlikely to me that there is a total book on some shelf of the universe ...

"I repeat, it suffices that a book be possible for it to exist."

And so, from the infinite shelves and hexagonal galleries of the Library, the Universe, I present this unique reference guide to Saskatchewan wildflowers, complete with sections reprinted field-guide size.

Best of all, any prairie flower — whether from forbs*, bushes, sedges or grass —  I have ever seen or can imagine is in these pages.

(* forbs = herbaceous flowering plants that aren't grasses, shrubs, etc., esp. in grasslands. A new word! How great is that!)


This "book" is a PhotoShop creation to meet my desire for the ultimate flower reference... 
there are lots of web and other real references


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