Nature's Place

Waiting on Time … to Pass

 A few on Salvia, a blue flower I got for the bees.

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Fly resting on a twig.

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Potato Beetle making a meal of the Belladonna.

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The elusive Carpenter Bee making a rare appearance at her nest entrance.

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Jumper gets his dinner.

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Time seems to fly. It is a while since the last post and it behoves me to keep going and not let too much time pass between, as that risks lengthening with time. It’s a practise, one that pleases me, and I trust others.

Change takes time and it’s that I was waiting on. But I can’t wait on change as that just puts it off anyway. Life is contrary, have you heard? Seeking or expectation brings about its opposite. The key to change is to have had enough of the way it is and see the fact without trying one way or another.

I know some – many – do believe, that decisions have to be made, but I live my life not theirs – in my timelessly time filled way.

And so I won’t ‘philosophise’ any more today and leave you with images of our little cousins.

It has rained a lot lately. From the garden of nature to you.

Mark Berkery ……. Don’t forget to CLICK on any picture to enlarge it in a new tab – best in FireFox – for me


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  1. flowerpoet said, on 28/05/2013 at 12:23 pm

    Thank you for showing us the enchanting beauty of the insect world with such clear photographic portraits. I am in awe.

  2. dadirri7 said, on 03/05/2013 at 8:07 pm

    superb photos mark … amazing :)

  3. suzysomething said, on 02/05/2013 at 6:36 pm

    Rain…and here in California our wildfire season began today in Riverside County down south near LA. The “season” used to begin sometime in late July and last through October…now we have only two actual seasons…summer from late April to sometime in November…and fall from mid-November to late April. Our planet is going to be totally arid come the next century—probably sooner. Ah, gloom and doom seem appropriate when we’ve just experienced 90 degree windy weather and they’re having blizzards and floods in the mid-West and points east. Wonder what effect all this will have on the Farmers Almanac?

    Great pictures, as always!

  4. Nightmare Logic said, on 16/04/2013 at 8:58 pm

    Lovely shots.

  5. gretelau2001 said, on 15/04/2013 at 12:28 pm

    Just beautiful Mark. I would agree they are works of art – the subjects, colours, detail and clarity give me goose bumps. I too like the jumper best but also have a soft spot for the lovely little Carpenter Bee at the entrance to her nest.

    • Mark said, on 15/04/2013 at 1:40 pm

      Thanks for comment gretelau2001? She must be the biggest creature in the garden, all covered in wood chips from her boring into soft dead wood …

  6. Jamiun Micheal said, on 15/04/2013 at 11:42 am

    very nice Mark

  7. Garden Walk Garden Talk said, on 14/04/2013 at 9:26 am

    They are all great, but the flies pose is wonderful. Like Emily, I do like the jumper too.

  8. Emily Heath said, on 14/04/2013 at 1:40 am

    My favourite’s the jumper. Do female jumpers look much different?

    • Mark said, on 14/04/2013 at 9:07 am

      Often, but not always the male is more showy, especially for mating behaviours. This is not an example of the showiness but the mating game they often play : Only seen the once out in the woods edge.

  9. mldiggs said, on 14/04/2013 at 1:19 am

    Stunning as always. It pleases me to no end to get examples of your “practice”

  10. mazza18467 said, on 14/04/2013 at 1:11 am

    what a good way to pass the time, beautiful macro’s . Love those bugs. Get my book out and try to indentify them but that is something for the winter, here the sun finally came out today after a long long winter. Nature here is a month behind.

    • Mark said, on 14/04/2013 at 9:09 am

      Sure is, and they are her all year long, coming and going – but weather pattern is definitely changing …

  11. Alex Jones said, on 14/04/2013 at 12:20 am

    Nature is an art gallery, thanks for bringing this beautiful art before my eyes. Beautiful.

  12. lautal said, on 13/04/2013 at 9:34 pm

    Unlike your most pictures with bees (You are bees lover, I think) this set is about other insects and spiders. Great pieces of art.

    • Mark said, on 13/04/2013 at 10:40 pm

      Thanks Lautal. Yes, bees are a favourite and I have some more but change is necessary, just for the sake of it sometimes …

  13. bentehaarstad said, on 13/04/2013 at 8:00 pm

    A nice and interesting collection.

  14. paranoiasnfm said, on 13/04/2013 at 7:39 pm


  15. Susi said, on 13/04/2013 at 6:31 pm

    As always, I (and my mother as well!) love your pictures and postings! They make me feel more connected to nature and our “cousins”! Thank you so much Mark!

    • Mark said, on 13/04/2013 at 6:40 pm

      Thanks Susi, and Mum. We need reminding, don’t we, even if it’s only a few minutes in the garden.

  16. Godfried said, on 13/04/2013 at 6:21 pm

    Nice pictures Mark I love the jumper with his dinner.

    • Mark said, on 13/04/2013 at 6:39 pm

      Thanks Godfried. Even with a mouthful they don’t stop still, for long …

  17. Lin said, on 13/04/2013 at 6:11 pm

    Love the colors, and the resolution is superb! I showed them to my mom as well, and we both agreed that the fly on the twig was our favorite :)

    • Mark said, on 13/04/2013 at 6:26 pm

      Thanks Lin. Not my best fly but it does have a nice clean BG. Glad your mum liked it … :)

  18. Anthropogen said, on 13/04/2013 at 5:55 pm

    Incredibly clear, detailed photos. What kind of camera / macro lens do you use?

  19. Deb said, on 13/04/2013 at 4:17 pm

    Your posts certainly please me Mark! Wonderful set once again. Especially like the carpenter.

    • Mark said, on 13/04/2013 at 5:08 pm

      Thanks Deb. She has barely come out of the nest in weeks, that I have seen anyway – and the rain keeps coming … :)

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