Nature's Place

Blue Butterfly Bush

p1190926_mark-berkery_filtered-ni_2*Click on the pictures … Butterflies added below, caught fresh.








And of course a few butterflies. One finally stopped still long enough, a few minutes ago.




It’s the season once more and the flowers are blooming in a wave across the garden. Leading is the butterfly bush.

And quickly following is a migration of white butterflies, a host drifting, fluttering east. Stopping only momentarily to fuel up and rest at day’s end in a dark corner of the garden.

This remarkable dance of nature has been going on for days now and I have only seen it once before. Symbolic, I think.

The blue flower has had many other visitors already, that I know of, some of which pictured here.

For the pleasure of it. Keeping it as simple as …

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



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  1. sevenroses said, on 19/12/2016 at 4:29 am


  2. rebeccaseye said, on 29/10/2016 at 9:21 pm

    Incredibly beautiful. I love the faces of bugs. I love that they live a life we will never be able to fathom. I always wonder if they see me as being alive, what they are thinking when they hover and look at me. They are so incredible and unique.

    • Mark said, on 30/10/2016 at 5:11 pm

      Thanks Rebecca. I don’t think they think like us. More instinctive, being what they are without reflection – minimal anyway, and can’t rule out the impossible. You are fathoming it, seeing the amazing in nature.

  3. standingoutinmyfield said, on 28/10/2016 at 10:55 pm


  4. okkaren said, on 28/10/2016 at 12:58 pm

    Gorgeous Mark….l love the fluffy beetle, my hair looks like this some days haha..

    • Mark said, on 28/10/2016 at 5:56 pm

      Thanks Karen. You must have a good head of hair then.

  5. I always love to see a post by you in my email. It’s like Christmas morning.

  6. Jane Lurie said, on 28/10/2016 at 7:51 am

    Your images are a visual treat, as always, Mark. The complementary colors really make the insects pop. Amazing details!

  7. Cate said, on 28/10/2016 at 7:46 am

    Alright, Mr. Demille, I’m ready for my close-up. :) And, what a looker, indeed!

    • Mark said, on 28/10/2016 at 9:31 am

      My brain is empty today … that’s nice. :-)

  8. CatTail Studio Arts said, on 28/10/2016 at 5:57 am

    Now I need to go out and take a closer look at who is visiting our butterfly bush!!! Awesome photos, as usual.

    • Mark said, on 28/10/2016 at 9:32 am

      If you stand still a few minutes you will probably see a world of form.

      Thanks CT.

  9. Harry van Gastel said, on 28/10/2016 at 5:32 am


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