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Ponder beyond the ordinary. Go deep beyond the superficial.



Ponder beyond the ordinary.  Go deep beyond the superficial.


[This is a Crab Spider in an Viola Flower.  Crab Spiders act like chameleons and usually change to be the color of the particular flower that they are in… as they wait for winged prey to capture.  This one should have made itself more yellow, but… considering the sprig hanging by this flower, this spider didn’t do too bad; I almost didn’t see it!

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.]

Almost missed. Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

Almost missed. 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. Hi Thomas- I am deeply moved by your love of God’s creatures. So I am very curious- exactly what type of “Animal Husbandry” are you involved in, exactly? As an Animal Rights Advocate, that term makes me cringe, unnecessarily, I hope.


    • I am a strict vegetarian and I care deeply about animals (and plants). There are dogs, fish, and birds at our house. We treat them like they are our own children (we never had children of our own due to the population explosion and its impact on nature) and all of them are – I assure you – more than content and happy. So please don’t lecture us with some kind of propaganda about how animals should not be pets. With all due respect, there is a good chance that they are happier than you are. I respect Animals Rights advocates… but there are plenty of issues to be tackled in that area beyond that of responsible people who treat animals like true family. Thank you!


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