art.ht1sm.jpg (10259 bytes)Cinquefoil, Common (Potentilla simplex)
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Wild Flowers of Sleepy Hollow Lake
- Cinquefoil, Common (Potentilla simplex) -

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wfshl-cinquefoil.jpg (32589 bytes)(Cinquefoil, Common - 1) The little dots of yellow of the common cinquefoil in the midst of a green field or along the sides of the woods often catch our eye, but we all too often fail to see the beauty that a closer view would give us.  The entire flower is only about 1 cm. or less than 1/2 inch across, yet God has endowed it with a special beauty.  The morning that we took this picture, this particular cinquefoil's glory was enhanced by a single dewdrop.

 

wfshl-cinquefoil2.jpg (51518 bytes)(Cinquefoil, Common - 2) This common variety of cinquefoil, a member of the Rose family, is easily identified by its five-fingered elliptical saw-toothed leaflets which grow from crawling runners of one to two feet long.   Their contrasting bright yellow flowers bloom during the months of April to June.   Cinquefoil has become one of our natural ground covers on the lakeside slope of our home where this picture was taken.

wfshl-cinquefoil3.jpg (41227 bytes)(Cinquefoil, Common - 3) God has given us all kinds of beautiful things to look at and meditate upon to help us have peace of mind.  If we just take the time to open our eyes and see the magnificence of God's little wonders, such as the common cinquefoil, we are rewarded in our heart and soul with a joy that lifts our spirit.  God has given even the smallest of His creations the same attention to detail as He has the largest.

 

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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.

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