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Societies and authorities weave an intricate, complex web. Unwind into what is simple, pure, and unadulterated!

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Societies and authorities weave an intricate, complex web.  Unwind into what is simple, pure, and unadulterated!

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[This is a reddish Harvestman.  Notice the shadow of the Havestman upon the leaf.  Harvestmen are arachnids, but they are not spiders and do not make webs to catch insects.  Harvestmen are also called Daddy-long-legs.  There are 200 species of Harvestmen in North America… 4,500 to 5,000 worldwide.  They are harmless to human beings (and eat many pests, such as flies).

Additional note:   I will be posting more spiders (and similar creatures) in the Halloween month of October.  It is neat that they are part of an old Halloween tradition (that is fun for kids).  However, it is unfortunate that many children grow up associating spiders with “being frightened” and as “terrible creatures to be horrified of.”  As the late, superb naturalist, Steve Irwin often propounded, spiders and snakes can indeed be seen to be majestic, marvelous animals, truly beautiful in their own ways.  We must, as Steve Irwin so graciously suggested before his untimely passing, be far better caretakers of Mother Earth.]

Long Legs 4 sure!  Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

Long Legs 4 sure! 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. I suggested to a lady who was terribly frightened of spiders that she start addressing each one she saw as “Charlotte” (after Charlottes Web) and she says it works….takes the fear away!

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  2. I’m glad that that works! Any little bit helps! It’s unreal how so many people are conditioned to be full of hatred, fear, and disgust for the poor little creatures! Education (and re-education) is the key. (Steve Irwin was such a master at “re-education”; he had such a contagious passion for all animals that really glowed). I had plenty of tears in my eyes last night, remembering him and his radiant love for the small and the helpless.

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