Nature's Place

Long Night in the Undergrowth

P1030625 - Mark Berkery

A wholly unpredictable nature. Rain or shine, at least the season is reliably that. Mid winter now, just past the shortest day in Oz, and the rain has blessed the earth. Washing all the dryness down and into work with the living of the soil as the basis for the forms of spring to come. And the freshness can be invisibly sensed, just behind the appearance, inside. A clarity above, a functional chattering of other forms below.

The sun lights the morning yellow and clear calling ‘Good Morning’ as it rises above the rooftops. The green alights to the calling light ‘I’m here’, me too … ‘present’ good lord. It is the lord of the morning, when the storm is not, here whatever … A functional lord, of the solar system, solar lord. Having dominion, care for, the children in its influence – us, me and you at the beginning and end …

All we have to do is ‘the work’. To find and establish the only resting place, inside, to observe the wonder of the passing dancers – the other forms of me and you, the colours, the shapes and other senses of things that die, and don’t. It’s what passing is, a movement from visible to invisible and round again. The passed being something else, at the base of it all, you or I.

That’s the way of things here, a cycle of events in form that represent the inner life. A process of detachment through pain, or something more extraordinary – to me, that ends in … peace.

It’s the perception that matters, is realised and actualised, here … it’s a long night in the undergrowth, everybody sees.

Good morning sun … good morning bee.

© Mark Berkery … CLICK any picture to enlarge in a new tab …


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  1. Curso-Fotografia-BSellmer said, on 07/10/2014 at 3:21 am

    Is there an article where you explain the equipment you like using?

  2. said, on 06/07/2014 at 9:18 pm

    Stunning photograph!!!
    Beautifully expressed.

  3. Priya Ghose said, on 02/07/2014 at 4:55 pm

    An amazing capture!

    • Mark said, on 03/07/2014 at 12:05 am

      Thanks Priya … the amazing is there to be captured.

  4. beeholdn said, on 22/06/2014 at 9:36 pm

    Reminds me of a line from Guy Davenport: Art is the attention we pay to the wholeness of the world.

    • Mark said, on 26/06/2014 at 12:23 am

      Art is the state of being arising out of the quality of ‘seeing’ standing on the earth inside, and not in the world … of mind-ing.

  5. Lissa Clayton said, on 22/06/2014 at 12:18 pm

    Incredible shot Mark, just beautiful in it’s detail. Looks like the little pupil is looking right back at you taking the pic.

    • Mark said, on 22/06/2014 at 9:02 pm

      Thanks Lissa. That’s the effect of a compound eye, wherever you look at it from it appears to be looking right back. And it is I suppose, why not …

  6. acuriousgal said, on 22/06/2014 at 12:00 pm

    That pic is amazing!!!!

    • Mark said, on 22/06/2014 at 9:01 pm

      Thanks BarbGal … The nature is amazing.

  7. woodlandgnome said, on 22/06/2014 at 11:19 am

    Beautifully expressed, Mark. ;-)

  8. Karen Douglass said, on 22/06/2014 at 11:14 am

    Lovely, as always.

    • Mark said, on 22/06/2014 at 8:57 pm

      Thanks Karen … nature did it … :-)

  9. That Girl With Border Collies said, on 22/06/2014 at 9:00 am

    This is a gorgeous photo!

  10. Victor Rakmil said, on 22/06/2014 at 8:41 am

    Stunning photograph!

    • Mark said, on 22/06/2014 at 8:54 pm

      Thanks Victor. They are one of nature’s little beauties, not many around right now.

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