Nature's Place

Butterfly Ball

p1050911a_mark-berkery_filtered-ni_2*Click the pictures, for the simple pleasure … then click (some) again.


The Caper Whites were the most numerous by far. It was their migration.


And so many other kinds showed up alongside them, like this Skipper, and others.








Jacaranda is raining across the country.

They came in their millions, these butterfly guys.

Dressed in white, red, blue and … on.

Dancing across the garden, supping as they went.

In waves, one week then two, they filled the air.

Some said it was an accident of the wind they came.

There was no food where they go. A terrible waste.

As with the Jacaranda flowering, right across the country.

I saw a dusting of the world by the magical, celebration earth.

It was east they danced and whirled, to the mystery.

Not west to the mapped mechanical.

There’s a world of difference.

Inside, that inner sense.

Of significance …

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



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  1. Roz said, on 14/11/2016 at 7:34 am

    Thank you Mark, your images and imagery are a wonderful start to my day

  2. Superb butterfly shots! :)

  3. slukwago said, on 11/11/2016 at 5:39 am

    My very favorite insect – lifelong interest and love … captured in such beautiful detail, as you always do Mark. Thank you so much. And that Jacaranda flower is the perfect full stop. Thank you for your gift that you share – in picture and words. Art

  4. treesshrubs said, on 11/11/2016 at 5:25 am

    Amazingly beautiful…some creatures to rest your mind on in these troubled times …thankyou : )

    • Mark said, on 11/11/2016 at 9:51 am

      No trouble here, must be ‘over there’. :-)

      Thanks Therese.

  5. Khürt Williams said, on 11/11/2016 at 2:55 am

    These images are so sharp. My favorite is number 6.

  6. okkaren said, on 11/11/2016 at 12:51 am

    Absolutely stunning captures Mark on these beautiful flutterbys 😘

  7. Tammy said, on 10/11/2016 at 11:12 pm

    Beautiful photos. We had a lot of butterflies in Texas this fall, too.

    • Mark said, on 11/11/2016 at 9:49 am

      Thanks Tammy. Migrations happen, we just don’t hear much about them, being unexciting to the mind.

  8. macmsue said, on 10/11/2016 at 8:18 pm

    WOW! Beautiful.

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