Nature's Place

In The Green …

It’s a colour that can’t be avoided. It’s everywhere, even if it looks like no nature could live here – if here were a hole in a wall – there it is, green – if only a speck to start with. Nature’s primary colour.

And between the Sun and Earth, with some influence of the Moon and planets, all the other colours arise, each having its own place of being – like leaves on a Sunflower stalk.

And it is all done inside, deep in the psyche that is the inner of deep outer space. It’s where colour is made, first. Then it happens ‘out’ here. In other words it is created in the act of seeing.

You don’t have to believe anything to know if this is true. You only have to look when the mind is still. Or look ‘past’ or through the mind to the other side of it, inside, as you would dirt on a window pane, and you will see what is there now.

The best way to do this is just ignore what arises from the mind as thought, and as an aid focus on the simple tingling sensation anywhere in the body – one and the other.

Eyes closed helps, in the darkness is good, comfortable. But it can be done anywhere, any time, by anybody who is so inclined.

Look past the things of mind and see what you see. It could be anything, but it is surely right for you, as sure as night follows day. It is surely true, and may not be so tomorrow.

Look into the depths of deep inner space, past the forms that have been gathered in this life, and on the way in you will see all that you were on the way out.

Only now you don’t have to hold on to any of it, let go. Or hold to the simple sensation, the tingling, anywhere you find it. Or the sense of wellbeing, being well – it has little to do with physical health.

Everybody who’s searching is looking for origins, the why and where from, or solution outside when all that is needed is to look inside to where it all comes from.

What is it that is behind the forms of mind, and in the forms of nature, that is not man made?

When stillness descends. What is it?

Or after some work in the garden, or a walk in the field, sit down and close your eyes. It’s possible the pure psychic impression of the nature you have just been in and acknowledging will be resonating in your mind. Let it be, relax.

Let it ring inside as the bell rings out here, hold to nothing. The re-sounding of your sweet nature.

And be at peace, because nothing else really matters.


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


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  1. Morrison said, on 13/06/2012 at 10:27 am

    Awesome shots, love the syphid.

  2. blacklobster said, on 30/05/2012 at 11:22 am

    Another stunning set of photos Mark – I just can’t stop looking at them! So beautiful. Thanks for sharing them.

  3. jamyun said, on 28/05/2012 at 2:50 pm

    thanks for sharing..great photos

  4. photostellstories said, on 21/05/2012 at 10:10 pm

    Wow!! The colours and the whole details are just amazing! It’s unbelievable how a camera can capture those little animals =) Love this post!!

    • Mark said, on 22/05/2012 at 2:48 am

      Thanks Maike. The times allow it and it’s one more way of keeping feet on the ground. Well, slowing them down a bit maybe … :)

  5. futuredoll said, on 21/05/2012 at 9:00 pm

    Awesome-thank you!

  6. naila said, on 21/05/2012 at 5:02 pm

    I had a job interview today, well… kind-of. I filled out a bunch of paperwork and then the lady disappeared and that was it. I’m waiting to hear back from her, and was getting quite anxious about it. So while my brain’s been going at 100 miles an hour thinking up *all* kinds of reasons why she wouldn’t call, I’ve been fidgeting to keep myself occupied. I checked my email inbox and there was a new post from you. I clicked on it, and it was just the medicine I needed to check myself and let go… Another beautiful, if short, emotional journey travelled.

    Thank you.

    • Mark said, on 21/05/2012 at 5:10 pm

      Hello Naila. The mind will fill any space given and it has little good to say. Do you know what you did? You gave your attention to a simple pleasure, knowing the other was a waste of time and a big downer. Good that it works for some. :)

  7. katiepede said, on 21/05/2012 at 5:31 am

    I tried taking some photos of insects when I went to a butterfly farm yesterday………….. they were pretty rubbish in comparison. These are amazing x

    • Mark said, on 21/05/2012 at 12:26 pm

      Thanks Katie. Did you practise for a couple years first, the right technique and principles? :)

  8. Salma Qonitah said, on 20/05/2012 at 5:42 pm

    perfect angle, and these photos: insects, nothing feel disgusted. they’re have a unique side that only little bit who know their beauty.

    • Mark said, on 20/05/2012 at 5:56 pm

      Thanks Salma. Disgust is just a trick of the mind. They are a unique beauty, each and all.

  9. Mark said, on 20/05/2012 at 4:20 pm

    Don’t forget to click on a pic to open it in another tab, best in FireFox 11 or 12 – it’s optimised for viewing.

  10. Claratee said, on 20/05/2012 at 12:32 pm

    Thank you for sharing the beautiful place about green.

    • Mark said, on 20/05/2012 at 3:48 pm

      Thank you Clara, for joining in … :)

  11. lydiaa5656 said, on 20/05/2012 at 7:28 am

    The journey is awesome Mark, simple amazing.

    • Mark said, on 20/05/2012 at 3:47 pm

      Thanks Lydia. Only a few need see to break through the curtains of mind … :)

  12. said, on 20/05/2012 at 2:20 am

    de bien jolies bébettes

    • Mark said, on 20/05/2012 at 2:41 am

      Yes Chantal, pretty little babies … Good enough to eat even … :)

  13. mldiggs said, on 20/05/2012 at 1:36 am

    Great macro work…You have inspired me to get out the extension tubes and crawl around the yard today.

    • Mark said, on 20/05/2012 at 2:28 am

      Thanks Marylynne.

      Crawling isn’t absolutely necessary, but let us know how it goes. :)

  14. Onibe said, on 19/05/2012 at 9:48 pm

    nice set… or, should I say, another nice set of pictures ;-)

    I have a digcamera with raynox at work. From time to time I leave my mobile at desk, take the camera and go search for inscects. Crawling in the grass makes me so happy, I don’t even need to do such impressive photos like above. Nevertheless, this is a goal, I wish to achieve some day ;-)

    • Mark said, on 19/05/2012 at 11:47 pm

      Thanks Onibe. It is good being in the grass, just for itself. For pictures you need time to master the skills involved, so when you are ready you will. :)

      • Onibe said, on 20/05/2012 at 12:27 am

        yes, everything – at the end – is about time ;). I think it’s worth trying. Regards!

        • Mark said, on 20/05/2012 at 1:37 am

          Sure, everything takes time, though there is a timeless state … Of course it’s worth it if you want to …

  15. lijiun said, on 19/05/2012 at 8:54 pm

    WOW! So beautiful! Thanks for sharing! cheers!

  16. Sam Flowers said, on 19/05/2012 at 6:03 pm

    An astonishing sequence of photos.

    • Mark said, on 19/05/2012 at 11:44 pm

      Thank you Sam. These creatures are hard to see sometimes but there is always something at our feet.

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