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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Very descriptive poem – it’s like I was there witnessing the tragic events. And tho it is a lovely photo of a spider – I’m still going to say, “Eeuw!” 🙂
Thank you, Sci!
A lot of people associate spiders (except for maybe jumping spiders) with negative feelings. When I see spiders, I appreciate their beauty and enjoy them. A lot of it stems from the way we were taught (or the way adults reacted when we were young).
I hear you. I did grow up scared of spiders, but I’m not exactly afraid of them now. My problem, is that we get some truly massive ones here in SA, and poisonous ones too. So I don’t want them On me!
Yes… I understand! The ones in our area are pretty much all non-poisonous. The one photographed here is a very massive type of Argiope Spider. There are so very many, with large webs, in an area around a pond where I often go to take photos at, that I am used to them crawling all over me as I walk through foliage. They just end up scooting off and all is well. Some people, if they saw what was happening, would undoubtedly faint.
Like I mentioned to Sci… spiders don’t elicit that response from me…
I’m typical in that regard. But not afraid of mice. Go figure.
Thanks for the reminder. Abraham Lincoln was a great leader throughout years of turmoil.
Walt Whitman, one my favorite poets (who was deeply into nature and profound wisdom) was very fond of Lincoln… as can be seen in the “Oh Captain My Captain” poem.
Tom .. it’s an honer ..
your vision tremendous . Rashaa Vancouver
Thanks, Rashaaya! (I hope you are mostly referring to my words and not so much to the photos! Somehow, most are not appreciative enough of the immensity of the words and focus more on the photos.) 😉