Nature's Place

Fly on Mushroom – Yum!

With the afternoon sun streaming through the trees, and after a few days rain, the mushrooms had pushed their way through the settled soil and grass. Not a lot of them, but enough to notice. And some bugs noticed too.

This fellow had commandeered the cap of this one and was chasing any intruders off with a virtuosity, perfect flight control. It is a pleasure to watch such mastery of the wing at work and play.

Have you ever seen bugs at play? Have you noticed they do?


Bugs are not the dumb creatures they are often taken for. They do have their own simple intelligence, according to their form and function. Not unlike us people. They sense, and in their way they know what they need to know.

Chase off that intruder. Need for a pee or a poo. Time to eat or sleep. And time to mate. And die, just like us.

And there is always that ‘something else’ that may emerge. A little creativity perhaps. A little god. Just like us.

In a flash of colour and form, or graceful dance. A little beauty.

Just like us.


Unlike us they don’t have or make a problem of any of it.

Intelligent little bugs.

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

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  1. oiseaux-de-bonheur OdB said, on 03/07/2010 at 1:10 pm

    J’ adore votre travail ! Your pictures are wonderful, your words are soulful … about the consciousness of all living creatures.


  2. jamyun said, on 30/06/2010 at 1:57 pm

    i saw a brown fly like this before but i noticed that we’re came from different town/region/country (maybe). So i realize that this kind of fly is different from what i saw before. Anyhow Mark, your beautiful picture of fly make me say WOWWWWWWWWWWWW

    i conclude it…wonderful

    • Mark said, on 30/06/2010 at 4:27 pm

      Thanks Jamyun. Who is to say it is not the same kind? Nature, as with human nature, is everywhere. And like ideas, the same can occur on opposite sides of the world.

  3. Anna said, on 29/06/2010 at 6:51 am

    Mark beautiful capture as always, never seen a brown fly before. And you know I wish I had those bug senses. I always knew that not just bugs, or us, but even plants have their own intelligence preprogrammed. How it all evolved, it will always be mystery. Thanks for nice post Mark. Anna :)

    • Mark said, on 29/06/2010 at 9:22 am

      Thanks Anna. There is intelligence in all things and it evolves through pain, ‘won’t do that again’, ‘until next time’. (:

  4. Mark said, on 25/06/2010 at 2:48 pm

    Thanks Colognelia

  5. Colognelia said, on 25/06/2010 at 4:32 am

    Not just your photos are a joy and pleasure, but your words too! Bow!

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