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"And God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good.
And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day" (Genesis 1:31)
(Elderberry, American, Black, or Common (Sambucus canadensis L.) - 01a) The 6-11 inch long compound leaves of the common elderberry grow opposite one another on the branches. Each leaf can have between 5 and 11 elliptical or pinnate serrated leaflets (the leaves shown in the photo each have 7 leaflets). Leaflets can grow to lengths of nearly 4 inches, and can be nearly 2 inches wide, though most often they are smaller.
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Presented here are just a few of the countless components of God's creation. Just as we cannot have human and animal life without water and plants, neither can we have lasting peace without love and compassion. It is our hope and prayer that this series will motivate people to live and act in a cruelty-free manner; that we would no longer hurt or destroy each other, the animals or our environment.