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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That’s one great photo…
Thank you, 67, and it was taken right in the backyard. 🙂
Great Poem and macro, Tom
Thank you, Leyla! The backyard butterflies can be amicable and non-evasive. 🙂
Beautiful poem Tom..perfect for your lovely photo as well..
Thanks much, Mich! 🙂
I sure hope that that smoke and residue by you is subsiding; i sure hope that they are getting those terrible fires under control.
Oh no Tom..it has gotten worst..flights have been cancelled already… and we are just hoping for a big rain to come…😶😶
Oh my! Sad to read. Hopefully, things will get better (but i foresee this being more the norm in the future). If you can, keep me updated on this. Stay safe!
A great capture Tom.
One of our amicable and sweet butterflies in the backyard, Peter! 🙂
Wonderful poem and photograph, Tom! 🙂
Thank you, Sabine! It’s easy to photograph them when they are in your backyard and are your friends. 🙂
Your bugs are my hummingbirds! 😉 It’s just a matter of time before the hummers stop coming around. I will miss them … until they return in spring!
Yes, i’ll miss a lot of the outdoor critters, but there are a lot of indoor critters here with us so things will remain wonderful! 🙂
I hope the beautiful Painted Lady butterflies stick around for a long time. It’s amazing how you see an almost-hairy body when it is up close.
They are so hairy, they are flying gorillas! 🙂
Your mention of your back yard reminded me of one of my favorite quotations, from the Swiss naturalist Louis Agassiz:
“I spent the summer traveling; I got halfway across my back yard.”
🙂 I like that one!
from Walt Whitman:
The first step I say awed me and pleas’d me so much,
I have hardly gone and hardly wish’d to go any farther…