Nature's Place

Sand …

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Fiddler Beetle, visiting the butterfly bush earlier in the year – it’s been a dry year.

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Only came the once I saw …

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… to feed on the abundant yellow flower’s sweet nectar.

… is where ‘s’ea meets l’and’. It must be so, how it came to be called sand. It just makes sense.

However, the most memorable experience of my recent few days away from the familiar was the sensation of sand being sucked by tide from beneath my feet, as I walked in the sunshine along the edge where earth falls to the deep.

The roar of waves breaking along the shore as I lay in the dark of night, on the other edge of the deep, inside.

Bright moonlight in a dark star filled sky, lighting up the midnight beach.

Cool misty morning air hanging over the dew soaked trail.

The simple things that please without excitement.

The feel of sand is what sensation looks like.

Welcome to my new world order …

… of sense, in ancient ways.

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

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  1. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature said, on 23/05/2016 at 11:36 am

    Fabulous pictures. The focus is so great! Wow!

  2. Cate said, on 21/05/2016 at 5:54 am

    A lovely commentary, Mark, and especially beautiful colors on today’s photo subject!

    • Mark said, on 21/05/2016 at 7:10 am

      Thanks Cate. It was an especially colourful creature, not to be missed on the new yellow flowering bush. Lucky …

  3. Nick'swildlife said, on 21/05/2016 at 1:56 am

    Great photo set!

  4. Out and About in Scottsdale AZ said, on 21/05/2016 at 1:07 am

    💕 Macro photography makes every little seem so beautiful

    • Mark said, on 21/05/2016 at 7:08 am

      The detail is intriguing, and the form and colours do suggest more than appearances. Beauty it could be … :-)

  5. David said, on 20/05/2016 at 8:39 am

    Very nice captures. Wonderful colors with an almost hand painted, folk art look to them. Tens days from now I will be on the Gulf Coast of Florida also with my toes in the sand feeling the sand slip away from under my feet as the waves recede. Your etymology of sand makes sense to me and rather perceptive on your part.

    • Mark said, on 20/05/2016 at 11:32 am

      Thanks David. I trust the Gulf has recovered.

      It’s not something I often look at but I suspect many words have such practical origins.

      • David said, on 21/05/2016 at 7:44 am

        Yes, I think the Gulf has pretty much recovered. The spill didn’t get down as far as I am going, Tampa/St. Pete Beach, so no concerns there.

        I’ve always had a mild interest in the origin of words. I went to a commuter university for my BA and usually it would make more sense to stay on campus for two or three hours rather than dive home and then back for just one class. During those hours I often spent time in the library with the Oxford English Dictionary just randomly looking up words to see their origin and use over the years. Of course before I started the random readings I first looked up all words one normally does not use in mixed company.

        • Mark said, on 23/05/2016 at 6:07 pm

          You had to do something with your time …

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