Nature's Place

Winter Colour

*Click on the pictures for a proper look …

Jewel bugs, overwintering in the local bush regeneration that buried the bees nest sites, posing with some reluctance – the shot still has to be made in the seconds available.

It’s a wonderful warm and occasionally wet winter here and everything is getting a head start on spring.

Life is burgeoning, even got a few pear tree seedlings – pips from the cores – going on the deck.


Whereupon I dreamt a most peculiar dream … 

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



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  1. Michael Adams said, on 30/08/2017 at 5:43 am

    They’re so pretty! I’m sure if all bugs looked like this, no one would be scared of them.

  2. sociallyreprimandedtodeath said, on 26/07/2017 at 12:39 am

    Hey Mark are these critters Jewelled Scarabs?

  3. jasapembuatankitasjakarta said, on 24/07/2017 at 8:03 am

    macro is beautiful… love it

  4. Lissa said, on 22/07/2017 at 6:26 am

    I’m currently visiting my daughter in Alice Springs Mark – the diversity of plants, animals and insects out here is amazing. Worth bringing your camera out for a visit perhaps if you haven’t done so already. The countryside is also incredibly beautiful – plenty of greenery and mountains/hills. A feast for the eye and soul.

    • Mark said, on 22/07/2017 at 11:40 am

      I’ve been thinking of getting a van and travelling. Never thought of Alice as green, when the only image around is the rock.

      • Lissa said, on 22/07/2017 at 2:39 pm

        I expected flat red sand everywhere but that just isn’t so. This place is gorgeous. I love it. The community is strong and creative, recycling is paramount, glorious scenery everywhere you look and lovely spots to visit with waterholes, good services in a nicely set out town where stuff isn’t expensive like you would expect, art everywhere and of course diverse bird life, animal life and plant life. Bring your cameras Mark :)

        • Mark said, on 23/07/2017 at 1:27 pm

          Good to know it’s not just sand and rock. Maybe some time …circumstances favouring.

  5. Cate said, on 22/07/2017 at 2:23 am

    The splendor of iridescence! Beautifully captured, as always. Glad you are anticipating Spring there, Mark, as I look happily toward the welcome cool of Fall. .

    • Mark said, on 22/07/2017 at 5:37 am

      Thanks Cate. It’s the nature anticipating spring, I watch from here and now. Enjoying the cool of winter.

  6. Alexander Lautsyus said, on 21/07/2017 at 11:22 pm

    Hi Mark,
    You have pretty colourful winter. It is not just black and white like we have here up north. :-)

    • Mark said, on 22/07/2017 at 5:34 am

      Hi Alexander.

      Yes, when you get down to it there’s colour everywhere. Even if it’s in the mind, first.

  7. okkaren said, on 21/07/2017 at 3:17 pm

    A sight to behold!
    Thank you

  8. exploringcolour said, on 21/07/2017 at 10:06 am

    Hello – I LOVE these photos! Would you permit me to use the first image for a short blog post on my blog directing followers to your post to see the rest of the images? I intend to call my post Colour Me Beautiful … if that’s ok by you? Where is the location?

    • Mark said, on 21/07/2017 at 12:22 pm

      No problem as long as there is no money involved, it links back to me here and it remains unedited.

      Location? In front of you … click the picture and it opens in another tab, there you have the full image address in your browser.

  9. My Coffee Thought said, on 21/07/2017 at 8:42 am

    Love the colors.

  10. Beth Moorman said, on 21/07/2017 at 6:44 am


  11. Pete Hillman said, on 21/07/2017 at 6:16 am

    That sure is a pretty bug, Mark! Great photos which show off its splendour and wonder!

    • Mark said, on 21/07/2017 at 7:08 am

      Thanks Pete, There’s three there, one rarely stops long enough for a round.

  12. minkreativitetsblog said, on 21/07/2017 at 5:27 am

    Oh what color, beatiful

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