Couldn’t stay away from this challenge of Sidey’s. The weekend theme being “Competition,” just got my competitive nature all juiced up. I have found that competition is very important to me, although it is only over the past several years that I have been willing to say so. But, my competition is almost never with another person – friend or foe. Most of my competition is with myself. I find myself trying to “one-up” previous “feats” of my own. In the process, I have discovered this about myself: I am seldom satisfied with the outcome of any of these “competitions,” and regardless of how bad I think the outcome is, in retrospect, it is almost always better than the next. Go figure.
As my sneaky way of getting two posts into one, I have given you that little treatise and confession about one aspect of my competitive nature. In thinking about the subject, I decided that I could also show you a few recent photos of the nature of competition in the natural world. (Oh, BTW, these photos are really bad – you should take a look at the better ones I did last time! :lol:) Other than the self-created competitions of my life, the natural world is in an almost constant state of competition – competition for space, food, life. . . For example:
As always, I continue to hope and wish for you all, enough. . .
(Despite my desires for the configuration of this slideshow [a new service that I am experimenting with], it plays in a continuous loop. There is an order. If possible, begin with the photo of the butterfly in flight, captioned “Coming in for a landing.” Final photo is of a praying mantis, captioned “Leave, or else. . .” Captions are visible by holding cursor over the photo)