Nature's Place

Sense and Sensation

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The local stingless bees are well fed the mornings here. Salad plants, started as seedlings meant to be eaten, gone to seed and now 4 foot tall with white and yellow flowers are their source of nourishment, for now – with much to come if seed cast and sown is viable, with some already visible.

They are gone by early afternoon, back to do hive work. Lots of coming and going in the garden, not a lot for me to shoot though – too small or fast.


The pure sensation, a simple tingling inside once you get down to it. A sense upon which the mind is ever trying to create ‘something’, as thought and emotion. The exercise is to resist the pull of the mind to think by focusing on the sensation.

And this occurs in space, the sense of it inside. The more it’s done, the greater the realisation. It takes time, and there is no failure – just the endeavour.

It really is that simple … and a couple more things. :-)

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  1. Curso-Fotografia-BSellmer said, on 07/10/2014 at 3:17 am

    This yellow background is just amazing!

  2. Julie said, on 29/09/2014 at 3:05 am

    Beautiful photography! Love it. Julie

  3. stevenbbarrett said, on 25/09/2014 at 2:08 am

    Beautiful proboscis close up!

  4. Konrad Gruen said, on 22/09/2014 at 10:53 pm

    Dear Mark, thank you for your beautiful pictures. It seems to me that we don’t have an idea from the world that surrounds us. And it’s beauty everywhere.

  5. Hillechien Prins said, on 16/09/2014 at 7:19 pm

    Awesome pictures, I’m going to follow your blog

  6. Joe Knows FL said, on 16/09/2014 at 10:11 am

    Great shots! Bees are very tolerant models

    • Mark said, on 16/09/2014 at 11:10 am

      Thanks Joe.

      Yes, as long as they are occupied – goes for most else …

  7. Isabella Jensen said, on 16/09/2014 at 6:58 am


  8. John Knight said, on 15/09/2014 at 10:43 am

    Never get sick of seeing you work Mark. Keep them coming. John.

  9. Ken Walker said, on 15/09/2014 at 9:50 am

    Great photos Mark. The sugarbag bee is Tetragonula carbonaria and the beetle is Anthrenus verbasci. Cheers Ken

    • Mark said, on 15/09/2014 at 11:02 am

      Thanks Ken. Do you know a common name for the beetle?

      Edit : Got it, carpet beetle, a common pest in museums for some reason.

  10. gwenniesgarden said, on 15/09/2014 at 3:56 am

    wonderful pictures !

    • Mark said, on 15/09/2014 at 6:23 am

      Thanks Gwen. It’s a pleasure snapping the tiny bees. When I disturb them they just use my hand as flight platform.

  11. Dave said, on 14/09/2014 at 11:26 pm

    Great as always – We seem to just be tipping into fall here in Alabama so the little creatures were a bit hard to find this weekend as well.

    • Mark said, on 15/09/2014 at 12:27 am

      Thanks Dave … spring has just opened here.

  12. Lisa Vankula-Donovan said, on 14/09/2014 at 7:52 pm

    Great shots here!

  13. marie said, on 14/09/2014 at 6:16 pm

    Great shots and thoughts, as usual! Thank you Mark! Have a wonderful day!

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