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(Multi-photo)*** Namaste!



You can say “Namaste” until you are blue in the face… but unless you live like all life forms are not separate from your actual self, it is rather meaningless.


[This huge wasp is a called the Giant Cicada Killer.  The adults feed on nectar; the larva feed on cicadas.  Several females use their “bushy” legs to make nests of branching tunnels in light clay to sandy soil.  Front legs are used for digging; the hind legs are used for kicking out dirt.  Females hunt cicadas one at a time; each victim is stung and brought back to the nest. One to two cicadas are placed in each cell; one wasp egg is laid on the last one. When this wasp was being photographed, I got quite close to it.  It was aware of my presence, but seemed to be indifferent of me… seeming to know that it was equipped to attack if I truly threatened it.  I used to keep bees, so was not intimidated by it; though I was glad that it respected me as I did it.]

Huge Wasp indeed! (1) Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

Huge Wasp indeed! (1) Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

Huge wasp indeed! (2) Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

Huge wasp indeed! (2) 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. I remember the first time I saw theCicada Killer. We had just moved from Alaska down to Virginia. I was nearly in a panic. They were hanging out all over our front porch. We had a guy come out to “deal” with them. He explained a little about them, that they are not aggressive toward humans. That was a big relief.


    • Yes, they look intimidating. Most wasps and bees are totally non-aggressive to humans unless you are actively interfering with their nesting area (or are harassing them during their activities). We shouldn’t automatically panic (as many do) when we see wasps or bees (unless you are highly allergic to them); they mostly mind their own business!


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