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A small ego and a Big Heart is better than a Big Ego and a small heart.

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A small ego and a Big Heart is better than a Big Ego and a small heart.

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[This diminutive Milkweed Bug Nymph just finished shedding its (outer) exoskeleton.  The Milkweed Bug Nymph is around 3 mm long.  It seems to be proudly overlooking its great accomplishment!  Some insects devour their exoskeletons after shedding them; but this little vegetarian likely will not.]

Dumping your skeleton!  Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

Dumping your skeleton! Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

 

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(Multi-photo)*** To be perceptive means to be observant, to be sensitive; and one isn’t fully perceptive if one does not have deep sensitivity and love for all living things.

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To be perceptive means to be observant, to be sensitive; and one isn’t fully perceptive if one does not have deep sensitivity and love for all living things.

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[Milkweed plants feed so many insects, yet seem to prosper and continue to do very well! True energy machines!  These are nymph stages of the Large Milkweed Bug.  Both the adults and young nymphs of the Large Milkweed Bug sip nectar and sap from plants and their flowers… but seem to do no significant damage.  In the fall and winter they over-winter in the cottony growth of the milkweed pods. It would be nice if our homes were so edible and accommodating!]

One big happy family!  Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

One big happy family! Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

It's sweet when your home is what you can eat!  Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

It’s sweet when your home is what you can eat! Photo by Thomas Peace 2014