Nature's Place

A Plethora …

… of Flies.

I have been making my own magic potion for attracting photographic subjects to the back yard and it smells a bit up close. Though some of the best, wildest looking flies are from the bush where they can be found at predictable times and places with no potions.


The bananas on the banana tree finally ripened enough for the bats to eat so I cut some down and they went into the making of great cake, banana cake with sultanas, etc. Yum!


What bananas couldn’t be used were returned to the Earth via the Possum and her family, and all the various insects such as ants and flies that inhabit the surrounds of the house I live in. There have been some wonderful looking creatures caught on camera and a selection of them is here, for your viewing pleasure.


You won’t enjoy these pix if you see them through your cultural conditioning – acquired subconscious mental and emotional associations. As in; Yuk! Dirty flies. Or maybe you can’t stand the thought of them walking all over you. After where you ‘know’ they have been, you’d have to swat them. Why?


Thought and emotion, however well founded in common sense, flies do walk on shit. But is common sense a measure of  peace of mind? I don’t think so, given that everyone shares in common sense and aren’t any closer to inner peace for it, real inner peace.


Thought and emotion are all that stands in the way of inner peace, are the only source of disturbance. Are the disturbance. Where is the source of what is not peace if not the mind. It doesn’t matter what happens ‘outside’, it’s what is within that matters first that eventually returns in sense to disturb the mind that can be. Mind is the disturbance, when it is.


And it is what is within that eventually negates the ‘outer’ source of disturbance that eliminates the inner.


It begins inside, and ends inside, not out.


Existence begins and ends in sense. Mind as thought and emotion is a consequence, of ignoring this fact and truth.


Existence is now; mind is always some other time.


See the fly now? The pure beautiful sense of it.


No mind! That’s peace of mind.

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

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  1. Lee said, on 22/07/2009 at 10:40 am

    Absolutely amazing photography! Very Good!

  2. Tom said, on 12/07/2009 at 12:41 am

    Fantastic shots!!

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