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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)
(Whorled Loosestrife (Lysimachia quadrifolia) - 05) This is a semi-top view of a whorled loosestrife. There is an interesting legend about the scientific and common naming of this wildflower: In ancient times, Lysimachus, the king of Sicily, was being chased by an angry bull, and not being able to outrun him, the king grabbed a whorled loosestrife and waved it at the oncoming bull, which had a calming effect upon the bull (it loosed the bull from his strife). The translation of the name, Lysimachus, in Greek, is also "loose strife."
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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.