In which Ceels asks her mum questions about plants and, in a delightful secondhand bookshop, chances upon the exact dictionary she has been searching for -
Mum, what plants are the two following? The first one looks exactly like the monkey puzzle tree, but the branches are hella different.
This one is used as a hedge by loads of houses in Kitsilano. Never seen it before. There were so many plants I have never seen before in Toronto and Montreal, and the ones over here are all different again. I find it affronting that I don't know their names.
I have been looking for a dictionary and stumbled on one at a sweet little secondhand bookshop that was between the bank and the yarn shop. Someone has inscribed a poem on the page between the Lat-Eng / Eng-Lat sections.
(missing Toronto a little bit, this place is so bold and large and the mountains loom).