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  • Perhaps the past was beautiful. Perhaps it was hurtful. Either way its in the past and shouldn't cling to us any further.

    Let the new come through.

    Nature shows us how the old has got to make way for the new, in myriad interesting ways, like this aging bark clinging to the new growth trunk.

    This Arbutus menziesii tree has other strange attributes, aside from the colourful peeling bark. It looks like a a deciduous tree, but it keeps its leaves all through the winter, giving it the distinctive of being the only native broadleaf evergreen tree in Canada.

    They grow near the ocean in rocky saline soil, not usually good for trees, and often grow in large groups - like herds!

    So, let go of the past, bloom where you are planted, seek help from good friends, and be yourself in all seasons!
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