Personally, I don’t care to travel far — and photograph only locally — largely due to the fact that mostly fossil fueled vehicles are involved with the traveling… which is extremely bad for an already terribly abused planet.
from Walt Whitman:
BEGINNING my studies, the first step pleas’d me so much,
The mere fact, consciousness–these forms–the power of motion,
The least insect or animal–the senses–eyesight–love;
The first step, I say, aw’d me and pleas’d me so much,
I have hardly gone, and hardly wish’d to go, any farther,
But stop and loiter all the time, to sing it in ecstatic songs.
Probing for gold nectar. Photo by Thomas Peace 2015
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.
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We are the most “driving” country in the world, pity. I gave up owning a vehicle 2006, replacing it with a bicycle.
I appreciate that 🙂 While I do own a car – a necessity in South Africa – it mostly sits in my garage!
Wonderful! He is so furry. 🙂
You folks who don’t drive much are wonderful! Jude, especially, is very committed and is truly helping this planet to be more pollution-free! Automobiles and planes, these days, are still primarily run by antiquated fossil fuels… which is unconscionable. Large corporations, no doubt, still have control — via monetary donations and lobbyists — over politicians… and so we still have these primitive/crude modes of travel that are devastating to the environment. Those photographers that travel the world to get exotic photos to impress “viewers” might be popular. However, what is more important… being more popular, or truly caring (and loving) nature?
Thanks very much for the compliments on the photo! 🙂