Nature's Place

Seasonal Girl


She’s aware of me and seeks to escape my attention. Not from fear but as a habitual response to a peak of activity in her environment.

*Click on pictures for a closer view …


After a little while playing with her she stops a few seconds and poses for a shot. Treat them gently and they relax enough.


Love a sense of drama with the dark cloudy background. I suspect they live a largely relaxed life, with the occasional life and death clash.

Everything has or is one, a season. It grows, flowers and fruits, then it is gone.

Of course, the Botany Bay Weevil knows nothing of that.

It is engaged in now, being its beautiful self.

Sensing, unselfconsciously.


Its instinctive intelligence – as it is in all things – is focussed in its primary senses.

Seeing, hearing, touching, smelling – what enables it to endure here.

So it might fulfil its purpose in being, to reproduce.

As in all things, you may have noticed.

Earth robotics, you and me …

plus self reflection.


Reflection on instinct, a recipe for madness, what we got.

Until reflection is on being, something else …

no-thing in particular, nothing.

Letting what passes pass.

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



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  1. Brakes For Beauty said, on 11/05/2017 at 5:59 am

    “Everything seasons” I love it… reminds me to be patient with myself, even some flowers bloom only part of the year 🙂

  2. white33 said, on 05/01/2017 at 10:25 pm

    Takes me back to childhood. Love the close ups!

  3. MarcoFoschi67 said, on 04/01/2017 at 6:47 am

    Stunning pictures! Couldn´t stop watching them! This was absolutely awsome!

  4. kunal kataria said, on 04/01/2017 at 5:11 am

    Closer to the nature better to yourself.

  5. expressit2017 said, on 03/01/2017 at 3:15 pm

    I love all the photos, awesome job! I followed your blog and hope to see more amazing photography.

  6. bill712 said, on 03/01/2017 at 1:24 pm

    Truly beautiful work Mark….Im new to the blogging scene and yours is quite awesome

  7. Cill & Chris said, on 03/01/2017 at 11:42 am

    These are absolutely amazing!!!

  8. Dina said, on 03/01/2017 at 4:34 am

    Fantastic captures, Mark!

  9. Jane Lurie said, on 03/01/2017 at 4:18 am

    Fantastic and beautiful, Mark. Congratulations on your Discover feature. Much deserved. I love your work.

  10. AndHereWeAreNowBlog said, on 03/01/2017 at 1:50 am

    Awesome work! You are very talented. May I ask what gallery plugin you use (if any)? The way your photos are viewable in a swipe-able gallery format with a single click on any photograph is very intuitive. Love it!!

    • Mark said, on 03/01/2017 at 11:28 am

      Thanks Bri.

      No gallery plugin here. Must be your software managing it.

  11. NicoJ said, on 03/01/2017 at 1:19 am

    very sharp!!! I like them

  12. From Moments to Memories said, on 02/01/2017 at 9:13 am

    WOW is all I can say!

  13. Trinity said, on 02/01/2017 at 7:01 am

    What a cute wee beauty!

  14. DJ said, on 02/01/2017 at 5:36 am

    Stunning pictures!

  15. Denzil said, on 01/01/2017 at 5:54 pm

    What an amazing bug! I love the texture and colours.

    • Mark said, on 01/01/2017 at 6:19 pm

      Indeed it is, a wonderful form to delight and survive.

  16. writeon669 said, on 01/01/2017 at 10:18 am

    What can you say about I am guessing is a species of beetle?

  17. writeon669 said, on 01/01/2017 at 9:38 am

    Wow beautiful critters aren’t they

  18. blondegirlphotography said, on 01/01/2017 at 2:41 am

    There is something so special about your images…You let us see the beauty when it otherwise might be over looked.

    • Mark said, on 01/01/2017 at 10:17 am

      Thanks BG… While aiming for the stars we tripped over our feet.

  19. passion967 said, on 31/12/2016 at 9:02 pm

    You’re really good 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

  20. Purple Peach Poetry said, on 31/12/2016 at 2:00 pm

    Wow very nice captures!

  21. Mayzeshop said, on 31/12/2016 at 1:52 pm

    Unique animal

  22. cartoonsbygravy said, on 31/12/2016 at 8:39 am

    I think I’m going to enjoy your blog. Excellent photos!

  23. nathaswami said, on 31/12/2016 at 8:19 am

    Nature is sometimes strange

  24. ADaughtersHero said, on 31/12/2016 at 6:24 am


  25. treesshrubs said, on 30/12/2016 at 7:41 am

    Love the third profile…what a creature!
    May your New Year be blessed! Trees

    • Mark said, on 30/12/2016 at 12:54 pm

      Thanks Therese.

      Blessed is the pleasure nature is.

  26. Success Inspirers' World said, on 30/12/2016 at 5:11 am

    Beautiful pictures.

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