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One should always think of and help oneself first…



One should always  think of and help oneself first… and oneself, by the way, is the whole of humanity and life.


[This is a young Bullfrog, probably a female, in the security of a pond.   Amphibians (and all vertebrates) evolved from fish… and this young frog has very fish-like eyes!  The round disc behind the eye of the Bullfrog is the eardrum.  For Bullfrogs, the eardrum is larger in males than it is in females.  In males it is larger than the eye.  In females, the eardrum is the same size or smaller than the eye.  Female Bullfrogs grow to be larger than males.  This one is very young… so it probably won’t croak soon. 😉 ]

Not green due to envy!  Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

Not green due to envy! 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 love the way that bright green head sticks out of the murky water, was it saying hello? Nothing so exotic in the UK. We only appear to have one type of frog, the aptly named common frog, which quite often turns not to be a frog at all but a toad, the common toad.


  2. That’s unfortunate that there aren’t many species of frogs/toads in the UK. Frogs – worldwide – are in danger; they are dying out and going extinct in record numbers due to pollution, acid rain, and other environmental factors. By the way, toads – I feel – are just as exotic as frogs. They are beautiful in their own way… and are very interesting and fascinating!


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