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(Multi-photo)*** In a big way, no thoughts and feelings are merely yours; they are of all life and humanity. Use them but not for domination over the weak.

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In a big way, no thoughts and feelings are merely yours; they are of all life and humanity. Use them but not for domination over the weak.

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[This is a Crab Spider with its victim… a Drone Fly.  Crab Spiders, as you can see, are aptly named!  They are very crab-like in appearance!  They have the chameleon-like ability to change to the color of the flower that they are in; then they patiently wait for the prey to arrive.  (Earlier posts of mine show yellow ones in yellow flowers.)  Once I saw one in a white flower that was colored yellow and brown… and thought: “Wow… this little guy has it all wrong.”  Upon closer examination, it was observed to be in the process of pursuing and eating Leather-wing insects that were mating and that happened to be yellow and brown in coloration!  So, instead of the flower… the spider turned itself into the color of the insects during their mating season!  Naturally, a mating Leather-wing will seek out another Leather-wing to mate with; the Crab Spider was not foolish after all!]

Like a lion with her kill.  Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

Like a lion with her kill. Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

Before you pick garden flowers and place them in an indoor vase... look closely to be sure that no Crab Spiders reside in them!  Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

Before you pick garden flowers and place them in an indoor vase… look closely to be sure that no Crab Spiders reside in them! Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

 

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My Blog primarily consists of close-up nature photos (that I've taken locally) combined with original mindfulness sayings and/or poetry that deals with mindfulness/awareness. I love nature and I love understanding the whole (not merely the parts and the details). I'm a retired teacher of the multiply handicapped. I have a number of interesting hobbies, such as fossil collecting, sport-kite flying, 3D and 2D close-up photography, holography, and pets. Most of all, I am into holistic self-awareness, spontaneous insight, unconventional observation/direct perception, mindfulness, meditation, world peace, non-fragmentation, population control, vegetarianism, and green energy. To follow my unique Blog of "Nature Photos and Mindfulness Sayings" and for RSS feeds to my new posts, please access at: tom8pie.com (On my regular Blog posting pages, for additional information and to follow, simply click on the "tack icon" at the upper right corner... or, on my profile page, you can click on the "Thomas Peace" icon.) Stay mindful, understanding, and caring!...

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  1. Thank you! Much appreciated! Yes… a lot of folks have negative viewpoints on such creatures as spiders and snakes but, as people like the late (rare and perceptive) Steve Irwin used to point out… they are extremely beautiful and majestic in their own incredible ways if we just look at them without learned prejudices and fears. The real cruelty and ugliness is in how many humans mistreat, pollute, and are indifferent about nature and this delicate, fragile planet. 😉

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