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Keep your distance…



You needn’t be concerned about me;

I’m a vegetarian, not a hunter.

And this movement realizes 

that your hearty fervor to flee

reflects your deep passion for living.


These effusive camera shots 

aren’t meant to kill.


Seeing each other.  Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015

Seeing each other. Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015

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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. As I , unfortunately, live in a hunting country, I do understand you and that young creature’s feelings. Also a vegetarian, it is unbearable to hear the shootings, shouting and hunting horns very near home…
    Your photo and words are fantastic as always Tom. A new week to you and yours 🙂


    • Thanks, Beth! One of my brother-in-laws (who is married to one of my wife’s sisters) is an avid hunter. At his house, in the family room, there are all kinds of animal heads mounted on the wall. One section has a number of deer heads all together as a group. He once told me that he wanted each one to be mounted with a different expression on its face.
      You can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your relatives! (I rarely go to their home anymore… thank goodness!)
      Very cool that you are a vegetarian! 🙂 (I’ve been one a long time. I recommend taking some form of L-carnosine tablets — there are vegetarian forms — and DHA oil.)


      • Thank you Tom for your lovely words and advice. I’ll look into it…I’m a nuts person, I love eating all sorts of nuts, especially walnuts. As I’m not a vegan, I also eat dairy products. Life’s is good. And I always enjoy my food.
        Happy new week 😀

      • Beth, eating a lot of nuts is good, especially Walnuts, which have a lot of omega oils. However, a lot of nuts have quite a bit or iron, which is not good. Iron is an oxidant, not an antioxidant. I used to be a vegan, but developed problems, like skin going bad… even though I ate a diet full of mixed, healthy foods. I’m currently on a lacto-ovo diet, eating low cholesterol eggs and low fat milk products. I also take Krill oil for the DHA. Vegetarians are sorely lacking in DHA and the oil in nuts and seeds does not contain a type that humans can easily get DHA from. Many people cannot convert the oils in nuts to the needed DHA at all. Krill are little shrimps that are pretty low on the food chain and are probably even less sensitive than the insects that must die during agricultural, vegetable food cultivation. People can get fanatic re diet. I once knew a fruitarian. He looked terrible, and was very emaciated and sick-looking. There must be intelligence in doing things with regard to sustaining one’s body.

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