So while looking into the mir-
ror at one
one asks, “Did
to brush my
teeth this morning?”
Well then, “Oh, that’s
right! I don’t have any
teeth; I have a proboscis.”
and it’s not that you “have them”;
they are merely part of what you are…
as are butterflies
and things to reflect on.
[Note: Butterflies use their long tube-like proboscises to suck nutritious nectar out of flowers. They have a symbiotic relationship with flowers in that they help pollinate them by going from one flower to another. Note the yellow pollen sticking to the “face” of this Painted Lady Butterfly.]
In the Mirror … Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2019
Watch it… sometimes your hobby becomes so intense that it begins to pursue you!
[I went out to the backyard (to the bird-feeder) to get a few photos of birds, for a change of pace from all of those insects that I am perpetually pursuing. The following is what came to the bird-feeder. Sorry about that! I’ve been chasing insects for so long, I think they may be following me home! It’s, by the way, a Painted Lady butterfly. Painted Lady butterflies do not eat bird seed… but they do like to be the center of attention! 😉 ]
Just another egotist! (Painted Lady butterfly) Photo by Thomas Peace 2014
Most people, unfortunately, are content to remain in the limited… which is like staying in an enclosed, cold room.
[This is a Painted Lady Butterfly, a Bee Assassin, a Green Tree Cricket, a Hover Fly, some Ants, and a Soldier Beetle on a Goldenrod Plant. The more the merrier!]
A big weekend party! Photo by Thomas Peace 2014
Don’t let life’s great mystery pass you by!
[Painted Lady Butterflies mating. They are discreetly using leaves for privacy. The Painted Lady Butterfly larva builds a webbed nest on the food plant, usually Thistle.]
Two as one. Photo by Thomas Peace 2014