The wall that separates you from all of life’s creatures… is (psychologically) composed of what is projected within (and “as”) you.
[This Wolf Spider (Lycosas gulosa) is clinging to the side of a rock wall. It is tending some lines for potential prey. This particular species of Wolf Spider lives in both the United States and Canada.]
Pink Floyd… The Wall. Photo by Thomas Peace 2014
Real beauty is much deeper than what you can see!
[Many Wolf Spiders hunt during the day. Wolf Spiders have excellent vision and a highly developed sense of touch. Male Wolf Spiders wave and motion with their large, often hairy pedipalps in a rhythmic pattern as they approach suitable female mates.
Additional note: I will be posting more spiders (and similar creatures) in the Halloween month of October. It is neat that they are part of an old Halloween tradition (that is fun for kids). However, it is unfortunate that many children grow up associating spiders with “being frightened” and as “terrible creatures to be horrified of.” As the late, superb naturalist, Steve Irwin often propounded, spiders and snakes can indeed be seen to be majestic, marvelous animals, truly beautiful in their own ways. We must, as Steve Irwin so graciously suggested before his untimely passing, be far better caretakers of Mother Earth.]
The better to see you with, my dear! Photo by Thomas Peace 2014