Monthly Archives of: September 2013

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If you systematize your life into bundles of practices and methodologies…

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.     If you systematize your life into bundles of practices and methodologies…  you — despite thinking that you are vibrant — are likely mechanical and robotic.  

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.   [Below is an Ambush Bug (Assassin Bug); they are “sit-and-wait” predators that eat other insects, including bees, flies, butterflies and moths.  They often attack insects much larger than themselves.]

Patiently waiting for the next crawling meal... Ambush Bug ... Assassin Bug ... by Thomas Peace 2013

Patiently waiting for the next crawling meal… Ambush Bug … Assassin Bug … by Thomas Peace 2013

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[Multi-photo] Keen wisdom/deep awareness is far from what infants are capable of. Compassion involves…

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.     Keen wisdom/deep awareness is far from what infants are capable of… though deep, intrinsic innocence (such as the kind that the very young have) is necessary.  Compassion involves (and comes from) growing.

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I'm often mistaken for being a bee! :  Hover Fly ... Drone Fly ... by Thomas Peace 2013

I’m often mistaken for being a bee! : Hover Fly … Drone Fly … by Thomas Peace 2013

I'm not a bee & I don't sting! :  Flying Hover Fly ... Drone Fly ... by Thomas Peace 2013

I’m not a bee & I don’t sting! : Flying Hover Fly … Drone Fly … by Thomas Peace 2013

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[Multi-Photo] Words and mental images, being mere symbolic representations…

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.     Words and mental images, being mere symbolic representations, cannot take you to the zenith of understanding.  What is limited can only go to a limited degree/extent.  

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.   Eastern Yellow Jackets:

They prey on insects and spiders.  Their underground, globular paper nests, usually built in abandoned rodent burrows (it is said)… may contain as many as 5,000 workers and one queen.  The ones which I photographed were expanding their underground breeding chambers; you can see two of them each diligently carrying a huge clump of moist dirt!  [Double left click on the photo to get a closer look; hit left return arrow to return.]  I was precariously close — they deliver a vicious sting — but I used to keep bees… and all went well!  One could see that they were definitely aware of my presence; some were hovering next to my head, keeping a close eye on me.  I moved slowly and they allowed me to get rather close to their “woman cave.”

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Raising a family isn't easy (1)... Eastern Yellow Jackets ... by Thomas Peace 2013

Raising a family isn’t easy (1)… Eastern Yellow Jackets … by Thomas Peace 2013

Raising a family isn't easy (2)... Eastern Yellow Jackets ... by Thomas Peace 2013

Raising a family isn’t easy (2)… Eastern Yellow Jackets … by Thomas Peace 2013

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The hubbub of a disturbed and constantly chattering mind…

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.     The hubbub of a disturbed and constantly chattering mind is incapable of being the calmness of the millpond that can reflect the truly orderly, the truly sacred.

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.  Robber Fly:

Adults prey on wasps, bees, flies, and even larger insects such as dragonflies.  They seize prey while “on the fly” with their spiny, grasping legs… and pierce the body with their stout mouthparts.  They have very good eyesight.

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From Sherwood Forest... Robber Fly ... by Thomas Peace 2013

From Sherwood Forest… Robber Fly … by Thomas Peace 2013

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Hate is psychological separation…

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.     Hate is psychological separation — as ignorance — reacting.  Without separation, hate cannot be.

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.   Blue Mud Daubers consume nectar and spiders.  They will even deliberately land in a spider’s web to lure it out… and then capture and sting it without becoming entrapped by the webbing.

Nectar and Spider Eater... Blue Mud Dauber  ... by Thomas Peace 2013

Nectar and Spider Eater… Blue Mud Dauber … by Thomas Peace 2013