I noticed something interesting about the flowers and plants in the book, but haven't explored it thoroughly to see if there's anything to it.
I first noticed it on page 19 (the FOREVER HELD picture) but then saw a couple of other instances where there might be a trend. On that page, there are several flowers that I recognize: Hepatica, Iris, and Jack-in-the-pulpit. H-I-J. Here is the list of ones that I have been able to identify:
I suppose it's possible that there are recognizable plants from A-Z. Not sure if that means anything or if it's just a fun diversion and a nice nod to the beauty of New England flora, but I do think it's interesting that they appear to be in alphabetical order.
Hmmm...thinking more about this. If the flowers really are alphabetical, maybe the trick is to find which flowers are missing. Maybe the missing letters spell something out.
Hi there! I think this is definitely worth investigating. I think Kit Williams did something like this in his untitled “bee book.” If I recall correctly, there were “oddball animals” you had to find one each page and the first letters of those animals spelled out the name of the book. I’ll definitely take a look!