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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I couldn’t agree more.
Excellent, Sylvia! Nurture your inner child! 🙂
Yes, Scifi, if one is wise enough, even with wrinkles one can stay as young as ever! 🙂
I agree – young at heart. 🙂
Yes, let’s not grow up Tom. I still see everything in nature with awe and amazement. Have not seen the Silver Spotted Skipper. Only have the Brown Skipper in our area. Good post and great photos.
Great Peggy! I love nature too. 🙂 We have a number of Skippers in our area. I’ll be posting a more rare variety in the near future!
Wonderful photos and post.
Thanks much, Belinda! Stay young and don’t ever let them take that away! 🙂
monkey enjoy always picture what tom share nice with reader. Man & monkey both agree with idea tom say. Man say always there 6 year old boy alive inside himself & that = best part of himself.
Thanks, Mr. Monkey! 🙂 Yes, he is the best part of yourself! Keep that 6 year old boy going and don’t ever let the antiquated adults get their hands on him and destroy him. They’ll try to… but don’t let them succeed!
yes, Thomas, that’s so true and sad at the same time. We should stay a bit “childish”, but sometimes life asks you to grow-up very early. Have a nice day, regards Mitza
Things can make a person, as you say, Mitza, grow up very early. However, one can still keep that inner youth and innocence going on forever. When i was a young child i had to repeatedly talk my mother out of committing suicide, and i watched my mother’s hair burst into flames because of what my father did.
That wasn’t really a nice childhood, Thomas. I’m very happy you “survived” it in a good way. My childhood was very sad, too, and unfortunately it’s still like a burden on my soul. I’m very happy that I could give a nice childhood to my son. Regards Mitza
That’s great for your son! I bet you are a sweet mother! Let go of the past. It is dead. We can dump the heavy (dead) weights and go beyond them. What doesn’t kill you (if you are wise) makes you stronger!
No need to cling to things—
Lovely and wondelful capture Tom! 🙂
Many thanks, Marcela! Keep snappin’! 🙂
I love this photograph – stunning!
Thank you, Carol! 🙂 These, unlike many other butterflies, are still quite common in our area!
I did see a couple last week but then the snow came…today is mild and sunny again and the snow is pretty much all gone (aw life in the north) Loved seeing your photo – hopefully the winter will fly by and I can get out nature shooting again.
Remarkable capture! We need to maintain the curiosity and ask questions. Well said, Tom.
Much appreciated, Amy! 🙂 Yes, in the deepest, sensitive questions are the profound answers.
I always hope to keep my curiousity and appreciation of beauty.
Good to hear, Karen! 🙂
can i just stay
here & be
with the butterfly?
can i, can i
Sure, please just don’t forget about finishing that broccoli! 🙂
As the oldest of five kids, I had to be such a grown up little girl with responsibilities early on. Now, in my fifties, I am finally living and expressing as I would have chosen to back then. I play… I laugh and I take time to enjoy simple things. Today I took a nap in the deer pen with Emma and Ronnie. Every time I walk to the river I think of stories of adventure – the things I would have thought of as a kid. I still love to read a good animal story. It’s easy to think as a child.
Yes indeed tom…how good it would have been if we’ve never grown up
Excellent post and photos!