Nature's Place

This Little Beauty …

… landed on my leg the other day. I gave it a finger to climb on and moved it to the nearby picnic table. I did think it is a wasp and they do sting, but not all are aggressive and some of their stings are little more than a minor irritation.

And besides, it was a sprightly little thing and has a sweetness about it. So I had faith in this little character.

Faith, in the innocence of another creature, is a pleasure to have. Faith, the kind that moves mountains, from the inner landscape.

Faith, not an easy thing to come by for a man of experience. It’s all there is in the end.

Faith, in nothing in particular. A little of it is good for you, and me. ((:

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

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  1. honige said, on 28/10/2010 at 6:55 am

    your pics are amazing!!!

  2. Mark said, on 27/10/2010 at 3:44 pm

    Thanks guys.

  3. mespidee said, on 26/10/2010 at 5:28 pm

    Great photos… very inspiring….

  4. Finn Holding said, on 26/10/2010 at 1:13 am


    I found your site this morning and I just keep coming back to it. I love this series of your tame wasp, the images are superb.

    Hope you don’t mind but I’ve added you as a link to my blog.

  5. Joan said, on 18/10/2010 at 4:13 pm

    You are right Mark, it is a beauty. Very few people have enough faith in our creatures to do this and it has got to be the most fantastic feeling of all when this happens.

    • Mark said, on 10/11/2010 at 12:02 am

      Thanks Joan. Faith is a line to God – whatever that is. ((:

  6. jamyun said, on 18/10/2010 at 1:31 pm


  7. Anna said, on 18/10/2010 at 12:46 pm

    Mark, another wow factor. Amazing little creature.
    And thanks for the lesson on faith, well said.
    Hope all is well. Anna :)

    • Mark said, on 10/11/2010 at 12:04 am

      Thanks Anna. All is well until the end, and then all is well enough. ((:

  8. patrick said, on 18/10/2010 at 5:26 am

    Faith – the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things not seen.

  9. photobyholly said, on 18/10/2010 at 2:26 am

    Amazing!! I’ve never seen such detail in a wasp before! I’ve never been a fan of these little buggers, but these photos are beautiful – the eyes especially are incredible!

    • Mark said, on 10/11/2010 at 12:05 am

      Thanks Holly. This a real beauty, no aggression at all.

  10. ram0singhal said, on 18/10/2010 at 12:09 am

    divine….fine pictures…
    love all…

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