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Life involves suffering that all of us share and are engaged in (as one); curtail it – don’t increase it – in others.



Life involves suffering that all of us share and are engaged in (as one); curtail it – don’t increase it – in others.


[This insect is a Japanese Beetle.  They are known for destroying a lot of food crops and garden foliage.  Farmers and gardeners tend to deeply despise them.  They were particularly bad a few years ago.  Back then, there were so many in our area that — even while driving your car for a short while — dozens of them would splatter onto your windshield! They are becoming less of a nuisance due to pesticides and an increase in the types of birds that eat them.  The one photographed looks rather impressive… for such a despised nuisance!]

Beautiful Pest!  Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

Beautiful Pest! 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 holistic-truth oriented prose and/or poetry involving 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: (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. Extraordinary colors! What type of lens do you use for these types of shots? I need to start saving up because I’m getting lens envy.. and skill envy. 🙂


  2. Thanks much, Mike! I just had arthroscopic knee surgery (for a torn meniscus) and so will have to take it easy for a while and will have to stay out of the woods and prairies. Not being able to be out with Nature – for a while – is going to be rough on me (and different), but I’ll have to manage. (Six legs are better than merely two.) 😉


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