Nature's Place

A Field of Bees …

… at sundown.

Dark clouds and blue sky on rainy days. These Nomads are hanging on against the downpour that is our weather this year. Love to see them doing well. The first one was aware of my presence and slowed by the conditions of cold, wet and impending darkness. She moved around a bit and I was lucky to get the flower in the frame. Wonderful little creatures.

I often refer to these Bees as Mystic, Beauties, Magical or otherwise more than they appear. That’s because they are more than they appear, and I search for language to describe what I see. On the fact side of things they are known to be the pollinators of around 70% of the plant kingdom, what a big job for such small and usually unseen creature. Without them we would not be, chances are.

Such a place in the order or web of nature, responsible for the key to the very existence of so much – reproduction, is representative of a special place in the Mystic, the real world behind. These are bees all right, but they are angels too, working for the mighty power that enables the lot – including you, me and the sceptic.

It’s just so obvious to me. But you don’t have to believe it, just get the sense of it. Isn’t the Mystical good? That sense of a place, inside – where else do you sense, where there is nothing but impersonal spiritual power – peace of mind to me.

A sense is all you need to get there, eventually.

Events need to happen.

This one is new to me. It looks like a Leaf Cutter Bee and it was sitting on the dried out grass at sundown but not gripping it in its jaws as they do when settling for the night. So my approach was extra cautious lest she fly away before I got a shot, I got three, lucky me.

She’s a real Queen, of her kind, to me.

Mark Berkery ……. Click any picture and click again to enlarge

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  1. jamiun micheal said, on 10/05/2011 at 12:26 pm

    Good effort..very nice..well done Mark

  2. Tammie said, on 02/05/2011 at 1:08 pm

    I can only agree, mystical magical beauties
    and you have honored them with your portraits, quite beautiful.

  3. m.s. said, on 02/05/2011 at 10:59 am

    Nice shots! Lovely as always!

  4. Lunar Euphoria said, on 02/05/2011 at 9:19 am

    The images and the words gave me chills.

    • Mark said, on 06/05/2011 at 1:38 am

      It is chilling what is coming. But nothing to get too serious about … ((:

  5. Kirsty said, on 02/05/2011 at 8:03 am

    these are lovely. I have been enjoying your blog for a long time. It’s one of my favourites. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work.


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