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(Multi-Photo)*** Do not despise it for being little — and seeming small — for its smallness contains a largeness.

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Do not despise it for being little — and seeming small — for its smallness contains a largeness.

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Ant feeding on Milkweed plant leaf.  Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

Ant feeding on Milkweed plant leaf. Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

 

Ants busy communicating while on Milkweed leaf.  Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

Ants busy communicating while on Milkweed leaf. Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

 

 

 

 

 

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Not: The less you care, the happier you will be. But: The more you care, the happier life and the world will be!

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Not:  The less you care, the happier you will be.  But:  The more you care, the happier life and the world will be!      (Anyway, you are not something truly separate from the world.)

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.   [Though larvae of the Colona Moth - Haploa Colona - may, among other types of plants, feed on apple and peach trees (and I especially like peaches)... I like the moth a lot!  They seem to be appearing more in northern areas (possibly due to global warming trends).  The one in the photo was far from peach trees... in a natural prairie.]

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The Original Stealth Bomber! (Tiger Moth, Colona Moth) Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

The Original Stealth Bomber! (Tiger Moth, Colona Moth) Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

 

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Don’t just run from suffering and chase after pleasure like a pre-programmed robot; roll up those sleeves and truly help others.

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Don’t just run from suffering and chase after pleasure like a pre-programmed robot; roll up those sleeves and truly help others.

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Leafhopper Nymph (only around 3/16 of an inch long) with fluffy bum (which is an excess of sugar), while acting elusive on a Thistle Plant stem.  Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

Leafhopper Nymph (only around 3/16 of an inch long) with fluffy bum (which is an excess of sugar), while acting elusive on a Thistle Plant stem. Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

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(Multi-photo Post)*** Go beyond the superficiality of seeing yourself as separate from the whole of life!

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. Go beyond the superficiality of seeing yourself as separate from the whole of life! .

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.(Milkweed Beetle and Fruit-fly on a Milkweed plant.  Note how the Fruit-fly  gradually moves in and feasts right adjacent to the precarious jaws (i.e., large, dangerous mandibles) of the Milkweed Beetle.  The Fruit-fly’s jaws are too diminutive to successfully rasp at the Milkweed flower buds… so the Fruit-fly moves in and joins the “powerful” Milkweed Beetle… right adjacent to its “massive” jaws!  Milkweed Beetles are quite “aware” for insects; in our area they sometimes roughly bang against my head – with their whole, flying bodies – to “warn” me to stay away from their precious Milkweed plants!)

 

Fruit-fly observing the Milkweed Beetle beginning to eat!  Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

Fruit-fly observing the Milkweed Beetle beginning to eat! Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

Fruit-fly trying to eat the Milkweed Beetle's scraps from a distance!  Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

Fruit-fly trying to eat the Milkweed Beetle’s scraps from a distance! Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

Fruit-fly eating right next to the jaws of a Milkweed Beetle!  Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

Fruit-fly eating right next to the jaws of a Milkweed Beetle! Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

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To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee…

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To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,

One clover, and a bee.

And revery.

The revery alone will do,

If bees are few.                                                                            

                                            — Emily Dickinson

 

 

A clover and one bee (and revery).  Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

A clover and one bee (and revery). Photo by Thomas Peace 2014