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Poise includes…

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Poise includes intelligence, compassion, awareness, humor, and balance.

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[This lone Hover Fly is feeding on a wildflower of Woodland Lettuce (Lactuca floridana).  It appears as if the Hover Fly has been feeding on his favorite type of plant for some time; he seems to be taking on the colors of the flower! (I’ve got to stop eating broccoli almost every day!)]

Hover in the blue.  Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

Hover in the blue. Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

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(Multi-photo)***One young Praying Mantis… and one extremely old Mantis…

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Even when you get “old,” stay young on the inside; it’s the only way to be!  (So many adults lose their child-like wonder and deep inquisitiveness as they age… and they turn to stone on the inside.  It needn’t be that way!)

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[Top photo: Young Praying Mantis wandering near a creek in our area, in the age-old quest for nourishing prey.  It has a splendid eye pattern!  Below that is a photo of a young Praying Mantis preserved as a fossil; it is trapped in Baltic Amber; it was trapped in the sap (which hardened into amber) around 50 million years ago!  (To give a little perspective, at around 50 million years ago, our human ancestors were around the size of chipmunks or squirrels… and probably would relish a meal of a tasty mantis.)  So it’s a very old Mantis… even though it actually appears to be very young.  (It’s your real essence that counts… not what you “appear” to be!)      😉 ]

 

Young Praying Mantis searching for its next meal.  Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

Young Praying Mantis searching for its next meal. Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

 

Young Praying Mantis fossil (in Baltic Amber). 50 million years is a long time to stay in one position!  Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

Young Praying Mantis fossil (in Baltic Amber). 50 million years is a long time to stay in one position! Photo by Thomas Peace 2014