Nature's Place

Jacaranda & Co

Wings still unfolded, he was content to wait out on the end of a projection. Safer that way.

*Click on the pictures for a proper look …

There’s only one direction danger can come from, behind. As long as you don’t fall off in the darkness.


Wave … They often make strange gestures when quiet and alone, exercising their limbs, no doubt.

Here you can see one of its other handicaps, missing lower legs. Who knows how …

And from below … Wing trailing like a cloak for this well dressed beetle.

Eyes feel the need for cleaning. Nature’s creatures spend a lot of time preening, keeping in top condition.

Clearly incapacitated, with no sign of self consideration. We can learn from the fact of nature.

The rain came and soaked the ground, the garden sang out green, and the little creatures came out to play – what they do.

Though there was barely a leaf on the jacaranda tree after a long dry winter it was only a week or so after the rain started it was covered in flowers, famously.

One rainy night I made the most of some christmas beetles knocked to the ground by the force of wind and falling water, some just couldn’t hold on.

Colour and contrast, some of the little beauties in a small patch of nature in the garden.

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



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  1. kmunyard said, on 30/10/2017 at 8:23 am

    Good stuff…great pics

  2. Emily Scott said, on 28/10/2017 at 4:35 am

    I love the details of their hairs. They must be good pollinators with such hairy bodies.

    • Mark said, on 28/10/2017 at 12:11 pm

      So far they have stayed on the one tree. The mating is done and leaves are nearly all eaten so a migration is due. Don’t know where they will go but the garden is ready …

  3. quietwordsite said, on 27/10/2017 at 5:10 pm

    Another lovely post, quite moving. Your love of nature is very evident!

    • Mark said, on 27/10/2017 at 6:52 pm

      Thanks Helen.

      Nature is my home, where I have found respite from the world, practically.

      Really, nature is representative of an other place that is my home. Inside …

  4. Lissa said, on 27/10/2017 at 5:10 am

    Gorgeous combination of iridescent beetle and jacaranda flower. Set to my desktop :)

    • Mark said, on 27/10/2017 at 3:55 pm

      Indeed … They are good for desktop, no doubt …

  5. exploringcolour said, on 27/10/2017 at 5:08 am

    Wonderful detail and colours!

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