Life Force and the Madrone

I am always moved by the life force which goes on, regardless. This madrone may well be in its last season, infected by the same fungus that kills the coastal oaks: sudden oak death. Yet it pushes new blossoms. Will our biodynamic preps support this life to overcome the fungus, or are madrone simply moving on from our area, a microcosm of the sixth extinction cycle?

Such sadness.