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These pools that, though in forests, still reflect The total sky almost without defect, And like the flowers beside them, chill and shiver, Will like the flowers beside them soon be gone, And yet not out by any brook or river, But up by roots to bring dark foliage on.
Paper Birch, White Birch or Canoe Birch is the most widely distributed of the native birches. Easily recognized for its peeling white bark, paper birch bark was used as a paper substitute in the past and valued by native Indians for its use in the construction of canoes.
"Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead." -Louisa May Alcott