Nature's Place

Cold Cold Sun

The weather in Brisbane is lovely this time of year. Now the run of rain has more or less broken, the sun is warm and the wind is cold. It is winter here after all. Although this means there are much fewer creatures about to photograph it is a welcome break from the summer’s heat, naturally.

The light is still bright but I don’t have to squint to see and walking in the nature has fewer hazards, such as the mozzies – still here, only fewer.


Some small creatures are still attracted to the light at night and the flowers beneath it. Truly wonderful creatures, yet so easily overlooked. And it is so in their most colourful clothes their lives are shortest. A brief flowering of form, to do what must be done – this is existence after all, in preparation for the death that inevitably follows.

It could be seen as sad but that’s not so. Death is not the end we think it is. An end, surely, to all that sense – colour and form. But a new beginning too, for life inside. Existence is a tunnel of events and circumstances and it only requires that it be traversed, with an eye on the greatest value, whatever that is for one – you or me. No morality please.

And the greatest value is to undergo the effects of existence without the holding on that just makes more effects that then have to dissipate or die. Surely? That’s being new, being now.


Death on my mind? Only in passing.

Passing what must be passed.

A little death. ((:

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

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  1. Rajeev said, on 23/06/2010 at 7:10 am

    The background make them so surreal/ unreal. Great work. Lenses – which one is which?

  2. Marie said, on 20/06/2010 at 4:06 am

    wonderful colors.

  3. Jenn said, on 19/06/2010 at 11:53 am

    Oh Mark………the magnificent beauty that projects from these tiny creatures you capture is delightful….and the colours are so beautiful…..Great shots yet again even though your subjects are light on the ground…’s a pleasure to wander by and see what you’ve come across, and prose and experience you are at in your life!!!!

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