Nature's Place

Be – Jewelled

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I’ll add the rest of this series so they are on site for future posting.

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As I daily pass along the garden’s various coloured inhabitants I often notice the visitors. They can stand out and are sometimes camouflaged. It’s only when I get down to them do I really see what it is – another wonder of the earth.

It was late afternoon and this was the only one of its kind about so I took a chance and picked the leaf it was on and brought it to some more interesting background/s, to show it off – as it should be in these times of ignorance, of our beautiful nature.

The ‘trick’ to seeing the beauty of our nature is to spend time in and about it. That way its true nature grows inside while the other stuff dies off, fades away. It’s a matter of value, whether simple beauty or mental emotional activity is attended – because one is surely not the other, and two things can’t occupy the same space.

A jewel lingering in the minds eye, or repetitive mundane intellectual activity. It’s a choice, when it is.

Mark Berkery … CLICK any picture to enlarge in a new tab, they do look better bigger – FireFox – for me


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  1. SuzySomething said, on 18/11/2013 at 8:09 am


  2. searunner said, on 13/11/2013 at 6:04 am

    Man, these are so cool. What equipment are you using for these? I don’t usually ask about that.. I figure it’s the eye that’s important.. but the detail in these shots is astounding.

  3. mintymilky said, on 20/10/2013 at 6:08 am

    What a beautiful little fellow!
    Keep up the great work :)

  4. Jane Gupit said, on 15/10/2013 at 12:36 pm

    This is what Bugs wonder our world. they made our world to be brighten…Nice one shoot.

  5. treesshrubs said, on 13/10/2013 at 9:29 am

    Love it!! : )) trees

  6. pinkychai said, on 12/10/2013 at 6:16 am

    What a beautiful world we live in –you’ve captured it beautifully too. : ) Stunning work.

  7. afrenchgarden said, on 11/10/2013 at 2:03 pm

    So true. I started watching the bees and ignored the annoying bee mimicking flies. Now I marvel at their beauty and variety.

  8. Heike Pohl said, on 11/10/2013 at 6:54 am

    What a fantastic shot and colors – wow :-)

  9. Godfried said, on 11/10/2013 at 5:47 am

    Beautiful as usual.

  10. woodlandgnome said, on 10/10/2013 at 10:56 pm

    He looks like a friendly little guy, Mark, and is certainly watching you carefully during the photo shoot. Thank you for sharing him with the rest of us. You are certainly correct about allowing the beauty of the natural world to grow inside our awareness, which fills us with love and wonder, patience and peace. Cheers! WG

    • Mark said, on 11/10/2013 at 9:33 am

      Thanks Elizabeth. That’s the way … still the mind and acknowledge the good.

      • woodlandgnome said, on 11/10/2013 at 10:13 am

        well timed advice, and I certainly appreciate it. Wishing you well… Elizabeth

  11. Alex Jones said, on 10/10/2013 at 7:17 pm

    Beautiful, it even glimmers on my laptop in its enlarged form.

  12. paranoiasnfm said, on 10/10/2013 at 7:02 pm

    Liked it!

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