All Posts Tagged ‘Thistle Plant

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Compassion is expansive and all-containing; hate and selfishness… narrow and confined.

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Compassion is expansive and all-containing; hate and selfishness… narrow and confined.

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[These very small beetles are feeding on a Thistle Plant. These are likely Carpet Beetles.  Carpet Beetles eat indoor carpets, woolens, cottons, and synthetic materials contaminated with organic fluids such as sweat.  However, they prefer to eat dead insects and spiders, and they can devastate scientific specimens in university and museum collections.  Outdoors, they feed on flower pollen and secretions from plants.]

Carpet Beetles far from carpets. Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

Carpet Beetles far from carpets. Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

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The real treasure to find is…

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The real treasure to find is within you yourself; you don’t have to travel or search anywhere (out there) to find it.

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[This is a fluffy, seeding Thistle Plant full of Thistle Plant down.  Some insects will nest in a Thistle Plant’s down to keep comfortable.  Goldfinches (i.e. little, yellow, wild birds) use the Thistle Plant down for the main material for nest construction; they, additionally, relish Thistle seed.]

A lot of useful fluff!  Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

A lot of useful fluff! Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

 

 

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To bee or not to bee; that is the…

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I don’t care how many people show up at my funeral if — for the time being — I’m the only one who is dead.     😉

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[Bumble bees in a wild Thistle Plant; the plant is also is being visited by a Spotted Cucumber Beetle.  Wild Thistle attracts many insects and birds (and photographers).]

... for the time beeing... Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

… for the time beeing… Photo by Thomas Peace 2014