Dedicated to the Preservation and Restoration of the Whole of Creation: Humans - Animals - Environment
"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)
(Blue-Stemmed, Bluestem, Woodland, Wreath Goldenrod (Solidago caesia) - 03) This is a close up look at the developing flowers growing on the blue-stemmed goldenrod. The distinguishing bluish colored stem can be clearly seen. The flowers of many species of goldenrod grow in a secund arrangement, meaning that the flowers face in one direction. The flower arrangement of the blue-stemmed goldenrod are not secund, meaning that they grow completely around the raceme, which can be partially seem in this photo. The flowers of the blue-stemmed goldenrod are composite, meaning that what appears to be a single tiny flower is really a composite of even tinier ray and disc flowers. Each of these seem to have five outer linear ray flowers and five central round disc flowers, all just opening from their bud stage.
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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.