Nature's Place

Coloured Light

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Walking the garden at night with a torch, to see what shows, here and there a little reflective colour glows.

Holding on upside down, a precarious perch, for you or for me, nowhere to go but for certain, of thought it is free.

And after the flash fired and lit up the night, again and again, I went to bed, everything to me was all right.

When from my darkened sleep I went, there she still was, as the sun rose, the night rent, holding a silent pose.

The colour did burst anew, yellow rose, or sun, who knows, hit the flash again for a few.

Then, as the work done was my best, I thought I would give it a rest.

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  1. tammyfbrown said, on 13/11/2015 at 6:37 am

    Exploring your blog and loving it! It’s so much fun to discover the colors and patterns on the tiny creatures we so often overlook. Thanks for posting.

  2. macmsue said, on 30/09/2015 at 9:09 pm

    Love the turquoise leg segments.

    • Mark said, on 30/09/2015 at 10:18 pm

      There’s green and red in there too, and it’s all natural.

  3. Cate said, on 30/09/2015 at 10:17 am

    Beautiful, but kind of, uh…. chubby. Is that this beetle’s natural physique, or might she be about the business of laying eggs or some such, explaining her long stay?

    • Mark said, on 30/09/2015 at 11:53 am

      She does look pregnant and was the only one about coming into our spring so it’s the start of the season for them but she wasn’t laying, yet, and disappeared into the foliage when I looked away.

      • Jan Schaper said, on 02/10/2015 at 12:30 pm

        Such an exquisite design of balancing on our earth. I love that you’re going into spring, as I’m moving into autumn. Enjoy the blossoming.

        • Mark said, on 02/10/2015 at 1:14 pm

          Opposites and contrasts, the essence of balance. And balance, the right one, essential to our perpetual motion nature – never a gap, for long. It’s why, in the face of Man’s rapacious nature, I have faith in Man’s better nature. It’s all nature and the good wolf always wins, in the end – because that’s the way I see it. :-)

          • Jan Schaper said, on 02/10/2015 at 11:09 pm

            Love your faith and certainty . . . and the reasoning behind it.

            • Mark said, on 02/10/2015 at 11:59 pm

              :-) I wouldn’t say certainty. We just aren’t mad or intelligent enough to destroy the planet, yet.

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