Nature's Place

Bee Magic …

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Rising for flight, not ready yet to sleep.

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Noble creature, in the absence of ignobility, what else.

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Jostling for position, an existential need as night rolls in.

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Hazardous foraging, resin? stuck on its mouth.

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Lined up for sleep, on their current favourite dying flower stem.

Around the old field of bees, now under a foot of wood chips, and new plantings. Remnants of the ancient orders survive, the ancient Orders of Bee.

Out of the wilding darkness they came, in swarms, in oh so ancient of days. To do the bidding of the Lord of the Earth, to set all of the flowers free.

Set to their task untiring, up with the rising of sun, to and fro through the day they would wander,’til rest at last in the cradling peace of Thee.

At sleep or death, the little ones have a silent cry, of joy. To rest at last in the peace of Thee.

© Mark Berkery ……. Click on those pictures for a closer look


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  1. Khürt Williams said, on 06/05/2016 at 2:23 am

    Hi Mark. I just discovered your blog and imagery. WordPress suggested I take a look. Your imagery is wonderful.

  2. Pauline said, on 02/05/2016 at 8:26 am

    What can one say..Absolutely stunning..

  3. EdwardianPiano said, on 01/05/2016 at 10:42 pm

    What a beautiful Bee! She is gorgeous.

  4. Tommy Roenningen said, on 01/05/2016 at 6:14 pm

    Excellent details. Sharp, and some stunning colors.

  5. David said, on 30/04/2016 at 11:50 pm

    These bees are always so much more fun to look at than honey bees, probably aided by the fact that they are so foreign to me.

    • Mark said, on 01/05/2016 at 12:36 pm

      It’s not easy to see the familiar …

      • David said, on 01/05/2016 at 12:46 pm

        Very true and something a person like me, who likes to take pictures, should try to keep in mind.

  6. natar91 said, on 30/04/2016 at 6:15 pm

    Great pic!

  7. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature said, on 30/04/2016 at 8:26 am

    These are wonderful! I sure hope it isn’t resin on that poor bee’s mouth,

    • Mark said, on 30/04/2016 at 10:49 am

      Thanks Mary. If it is it still looks like a healthy bee, still able to eat.

  8. standingoutinmyfield said, on 30/04/2016 at 7:29 am


  9. Mike Griffiths said, on 30/04/2016 at 7:18 am

    That’s a beauty!

  10. jumpingjacquesflash said, on 30/04/2016 at 5:28 am

    Such beauties! Remarkable pictures!

  11. Cate said, on 30/04/2016 at 4:52 am

    I am routinely amazed at the beauty of these small creatures captured through your lens, Mark. And your accompanying words are lovely, too.

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