Nature's Place

Luna …




tic, tic.

The moon is on the rise and with it the pressure of tide in all things, everything rises and falls with the coming and going of the moon.

Old time lunatic asylums were so named for the propensity of the inmates to agitate with the waxing of the moon. The moon acted on their mentality, pulled it out, magnified it.

The moon magnifies or activates what is already there, in the mind. What you acknowledge is what is there, more and more.

Be careful what you acknowledge, or you might end up a lunatic, tic, tic.

When the madness is gone there’s only the pressure.


Look up, see the milky light of the full disc on the cold dark blue sky.

The quiet emptiness, emptied of human mind.

What a beauty that is.

© Mark Berkery ……. Click the pix for a closer look


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  1. Faith said, on 08/08/2015 at 5:15 pm


  2. Margaret Griffin said, on 24/07/2015 at 9:31 pm

    Hi Mark, I didn’t realise a grasshopper could look so gorgeous.

    • Mark said, on 25/07/2015 at 1:15 am

      Hi Margaret. Yes, there is beauty in all creat-ur-ed things.

  3. Emily Scott said, on 24/07/2015 at 3:21 pm

    Love the slightly barmy expression.

    • Mark said, on 24/07/2015 at 3:36 pm

      I think it was getting curious too, after an initial fright.

  4. Lunar Euphoria said, on 24/07/2015 at 2:13 am

    Almost every time I walk out the door I am kamikazed by a grasshopper. Usually in the face.

    I love that this one is blowing a spit bubble and that it has cute little ovals on the front legs.

    Extraordinary shots.

    tic, tic

  5. Hillechien Prins said, on 23/07/2015 at 11:35 pm

    Lovely pictures

  6. David said, on 23/07/2015 at 11:20 pm

    Excellent photos and a great capture of something I’ve never seen before.

    • Mark said, on 23/07/2015 at 11:31 pm

      Thanks David. One moment it wasn’t, the next it was. Maybe, as in a link below, there is some defensive quality to it. The hopper was on a eucalyptus tree and was well aware of me and wary at times.

  7. Cate said, on 23/07/2015 at 11:02 pm

    Lovely photos and reflection, Mark; I will be thinking today about the moon — about distillation, magnification, amplification. Pressure.

    Is your subject drinking, or is there something less apparent going on?

  8. BeeHappee said, on 23/07/2015 at 8:56 pm

    Wonderful pictures! Thank you.

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