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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Thank you, Leyla! 🙂 Keep snappin’! 🙂
Thank you, Andy. Keep your pics poppin’! 🙂
Ahhhhh….beautiful as alwys tom.
Thank you, Mich. 🙂 I hope the smoke in your area has subsided.
It did Tom..thanks to the rain.
We all need to treat nature with more respect and not take so much just for us humans.
Wow, what big eyes you have grandma! 😀 It’s amazing how the reflection of light on the eyes looks like a constellation of stars! 😉
Kym, those aren’t (for the most part) reflections of light; they are the actual colors of this grasshopper’s eyes. 🙂
Shut the front door! 😀 How awesome. The eyes of our grasshoppers don’t look like that, at least not the ones around our house. Maybe I don’t get close enough! LOL You have a terrific zoom lens!
Beautiful quote from Walt Whitman and poem. The reflections in the eye of this katydid or grasshopper is so fitting to the poem.
Thanks, Jane. They aren’t (for the most part) reflections; they are the actual colors of this grasshopper’s eyes. 🙂
Thank you, Michael. 🙂
Lovely verse and photo!
Thanks much, Belinda. 🙂
In my blog browsing tonight, my attention was caught by this photo.Wow awesome shot! So much details and colors captured by your camera. I’ll be sure to mention this post with a link in an update on my website this evening so others may check it out as well.
Much appreciated, David. 🙂
Very pretty writing! I have found stars in eyes.
Thank you, Jaya! Eyes are very miraculous things! 🙂
Wow what a great close-up of this grasshopper – to me he looks like he is doing push-ups. 🙂 The long shadows this time of year make interesting pictures – I made a few shadow selfies of myself with legs looking they are stilts.
Thanks, Linda. Their front legs are more for clutching and climbing (on plants) than for walking, but they are great spring-boards following a leap. 🙂
I’m glad you noted the difference between the true reflections in its eyes, and the bits of color. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anything quite like this. I just learned they have five eyes: three simple and the two compound. Is each of those dots of color one of the lenses in the compound eyes?