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Hugging trees is great…



Hugging trees is great. But hugging the elderly and those with handicaps is even better!


[This is a batch of Chicken of the Woods mushroom with little, winged-insects upon it.  When I was out in the woods, photographing, I spotted this beauty from a quite a distance.  One then thought: “Of course, it’s such a treasure, that it will be surrounded by my arch-enemy… poison ivy!”  Upon approaching the Chicken of the Woods, I then observed that it was, indeed, surrounded by many patches of poison ivy.  I carefully took each step towards the Chicken of the Woods, with extreme caution and deliberation.  It was unreal; it was like walking through a puzzle (or working on a computer game)!  Patches of poison ivy where everywhere! When I finally got to my prize, there was (of course) a big, tall plant of poison ivy right in front of it.  I had to bend, with my camera, to get a decent shot. Getting out of the area was equally difficult; each step was a precarious, carefully calculated maneuver toward attaining freedom and safety!  When I finally got home, I washed up using a special anti-poison ivy cleaning soap.  I didn’t get any rashes!  Whew!]

Chicken of the Woods surrounded by my arch enemy... poison ivy. Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

Chicken of the Woods surrounded by my arch enemy… poison ivy. 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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