Nature's Place

Lobelia Cafe …





Born to hunger, built for the job, he set out to find his fulfilment.

This way and that, hither and thither, finding only what falls to his nose.

Then out of the blue, a stairway did rise, a possible route to enlightenment.

Climbing around, there a dead end, the scent of the mystic as ever arose.


Undeterred, by weak footing and treacherous winds, his life appeared a plod.

Now and again, breakthrough the tangle, the stairway would rise up once more.

The darkness would come, he tuckered down, waking to morning light as a god.

To start over his climb, refreshed by the nectar, a sighting of the far shore.


Til one day it occurred, he saw the flaw, stopping him dead in his track.

The error it was, the far shore is not there, was time to cease reaching.

Twas enough of him spent, the way he was bent, a load off of his back

Supped he from the well, the darkness dispel, listen … no more preaching.


© Mark Berkery ……. Click any picture and click again to enlarge


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  1. sunsetdragon said, on 21/12/2014 at 10:09 am


  2. David said, on 14/12/2014 at 2:45 pm

    Exposures, acuity, and compositions are all excellent making for some very nice photos.

  3. photoleaper said, on 13/12/2014 at 5:58 pm


  4. macmsue said, on 13/12/2014 at 5:29 pm

    I love macros, you get to see so much detail normally not visible, the clarity of your shots is superb.

    • Mark said, on 13/12/2014 at 7:54 pm

      And you don’t have to travel far for the most exotic creatures. Thanks AS.

  5. seeingthrough35mm said, on 13/12/2014 at 3:26 pm

    Beautiful colours!

  6. Yellie said, on 13/12/2014 at 2:36 pm

    Thank you!

  7. woodlandgnome said, on 13/12/2014 at 1:40 pm

    What wonderful, saturated color! So glad to see summer at last in your garden ;-)

    • Mark said, on 13/12/2014 at 3:42 pm

      Summer? Who knows what season it is, from lo 30’s to lo 20’s, sunshine to deluge – some plants are under shelter. But summer is sure coming … :-)

      • woodlandgnome said, on 13/12/2014 at 11:16 pm

        ;-) Good to know your garden is getting rain, as well. We always try to maximize the window between when freezing stops and when the heat moves in for full summer. Best wishes, WG

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