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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Great catch! She’s beautiful 😍
She truly is! 🙂
Ah, if we could all take a tip from her and leave the confinements of our own limited space. 🙂
🙂 Yes, Sci, she shows us a lesson; but not enough of us are attentive enough to see the value in it.
Beautiful images. Swallowtails are so photogenic!
Thank you, Karen! They are! 🙂 Much more so, to me, than all those stale politicians!
Love the words and you’ve paired two of my delights.. Butterfly and purple ..
Thanks, Taruna! 🙂 Butterflies rock… and purple is such a wonderful color!
Most of us only see the beauty without thinking further. Beautiful words and thoughts. Love the captures, as always!
Yes, Amy… many don’t soar deeply; they are content to remain down at a very superficial level, unfortunately. Thanks so much regarding the shots; coming from a superb photographer like you, that’s quite an honor! 🙂
Thank you for your praise, Tom! I always admire your photography.
This seems to be your most important topic, Thomas. I guess most of the people are jaded prisoners of static miseducation and barbaric, indoctrinated values. As I said before mankind is not very different from cattle, they always follow the leader and don’t think critical if that’s good or not. I would wish that people were like you wanted them to be, but when I see what’s happening in the States right now, I’m afraid this will probably never happen. Regards Mitza
Yes, Mitza, it is important! 🙂 Yes, here in the States, it’s sometimes like the Twilight Zone; a lot of people are living like they are from the Dark Ages. It’s truly weird! However, i have been to other countries and it’s not all that much different. You are probably right… a substantial change probably will never happen. For me, like T.S.Eliot said, there is only the trying… the rest is not our business!
We got rain today! Yay! 🙂
Maybe fighting against stupidity is like fighting against windmills gets tiring one day, hope you will have a lot of energy to continue.
I would be happy if we wouldn’t have rain one day!!
Beautiful capture Tom, so lucky! 🙂
Thanks Marcela! Lucky, yes… but it sure helps to know where they like to hang out! 🙂
Gorgeous shot Tom!!! So lovely!
Thanks, Jessica! 🙂 I like it very much!
Beautiful combination of words and photos, thanks for liking my post
It’s the words that are far more beautiful and important… 🙂
Great picture Tom.
Thank you, Sonya! 🙂 I was thrilled to be able to take it!
winged yoga 🙂
with antennae 🙂