Survival Skills

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It’s been a hard, long winter with temperatures falling below -30c or lower. Despite a fur lined parka my face still got frostbitten. The unsightly red blotches last several days. Edmonton winters are brutal. It’s incomprehensible that a few leaves of this little strawberry are still supple and alive. It’s true that a few plants stay green under the snow, but this little guy is completely exposed. I wonder what magic of chemistry keeps him going while I freeze in minutes.

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