It was a hot day today and after the rains there are few creatures about. At least you have to know where to find what is there, experience gives you that. I didn’t take many shots myself since I spent most of the time setting things up for the others because the little ones were not being very cooperative.
But never mind, we got some shots and I have more from earlier in the week that I’ll post later.
Human nature is combative, no surprise there since it comes through the instinctive species. Thing is though, the ‘species’ only do it when necessary for survival, reproduction rights or/and dominance of the herd.
Oops! That’s when people do it too, though often unnecessarily. But we don’t have to be ‘controlled’ by instinct anymore, do we?
Well, we do our best.
When nature presents something unusual or spectacular it usually means something and can readily be connected to a recent ‘event’. Nature is after all a reflection, to the degree the observer is grounded in sense.
Plenty of Grasshoppers and Clown spiders about in places.
The occasional Assassin Bug with prey – a caterpillar here, nearly sucked dry.
Mating Weevils in the forest.
And a Hibiscus Harlequin Bug, little beauty.
From today what recurs to me is ‘relax’, and be alert, by a focus of attention where it is necessary to do so. First by calming the body by ensuring enough oxygen through breath control, second by dropping the tension in the body, and third by taking control of what you give your attention to – sense. It’s simple.
And that is probably the most important exercise. Don’t forget to relax, by doing it when reminded.
What you attend to grows.
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