Nature's Place

Lady of the Morning

With a clear night sky and moisture in the air she attracts the dewdrops of a morning. Not yet warm enough to evaporate, maybe not at all today.

She is a Potter Wasp, or a Mud Dauber, I am no expert on naming – waking up in the field of bees. The sense is enough for me, no need for interpretations to muddy the view.

She is a lovely shape and colours, and gentle as can be. She’ll sit in my hand but I don’t post the same picture twice so you’ll have to take my word for it, if you give her due respect she will return it handsomely.

That’s the simple pleasure of being with the wild things, too simple for the mind to slow up for. It’s really gotta be worked at, this stillness that lies at the bottom of the well. See it down there, when the shapes and colours pass on by, as you go to sleep?

It’s really that simple, when you don’t ‘fall’ asleep.

Mark Berkery ……. Click any picture to enlarge in a new tab

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  1. Lunar Euphoria said, on 21/06/2012 at 9:53 pm

    Sweet the sting.

  2. Finn Holding said, on 19/06/2012 at 6:15 am

    She’s a beauty.

  3. standingoutinmyfield said, on 16/06/2012 at 3:34 am

    What a beauty!

  4. Onibe said, on 15/06/2012 at 3:34 am

    nice wasp lady ;-)

    • Mark said, on 15/06/2012 at 11:51 am

      Yes, nice wasp lady ;-) That’s the fact.

      Until someone personalises it.

      • Onibe said, on 15/06/2012 at 7:47 pm

        “until”? I think, it is a fact also after personalisation ;-). Some people like wasps, while other prefere butterflies… ;-D

        • Mark said, on 15/06/2012 at 8:46 pm

          Not if the personalisation is in the negative … There is no like or dislike in the simple pleasure of being …

  5. 1cruzdelsur said, on 15/06/2012 at 12:44 am

    Extraordinary and unique photos. Thanks to you I can see another world unknown to look normal.

  6. Rachel Creager Ireland said, on 15/06/2012 at 12:43 am

    . . . at the bottom of the well, yes . . .

  7. writingthroughitall said, on 15/06/2012 at 12:33 am

    Wow–it would be so cool to see out of their eyes for just one minute…I think :-) Love her colors……

    • Mark said, on 15/06/2012 at 1:03 am

      You do, just forget the human stuff …

  8. lijiun said, on 15/06/2012 at 12:27 am

    Fantastic! cheers!

    • Mark said, on 15/06/2012 at 1:02 am

      Cheers. Yes, she is fantastic, but real enough …

  9. Suzanne Askham said, on 14/06/2012 at 8:20 pm

    How beautiful. I love your comment: “That’s the simple pleasure of being with the wild things, too simple for the mind to slow up for. It’s really gotta be worked at, this stillness that lies at the bottom of the well.”

  10. Tania Smith said, on 14/06/2012 at 8:14 pm

    Wow, incredible shot!! So colourful and sharp….I love the dewdrops

    • Mark said, on 15/06/2012 at 1:01 am

      Thanks Tania. The dew drops are refreshing …


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