Nature's Place

Hidden Jewel …

A very handy tool, the walking/monopod stick. This little thing doesn’t think how lucky she is. A hint of the colour to come.

She just does what she is moved to in the circumstance of being cold and wet. Dry off and warm up.

And so she goes, stretching out those wings, wiping down antennae, what it ‘feels’ it is to do.

For a little variety she wandered off to a nearby leaf and climbed out on the stem, a little exercise.

Showing off her colours, hidden jewel of blue behind the wings and shields to a dangerous world.

Not undamaged, she has lost a leg and chipped a shields edge – see earlier pictures – but undaunted.

My dauntless nature, upside down, out on a limb, no concern beyond the immediacy of being what she is.

A wonderful little creature, of colour and form, of function and action. Broken legs can’t keep her down.

Not today darling, maybe another … And she spread her wings, took to the air and on her way.

A windy day and there’s bound to be something struggling to survive in the swimming pool.
Nature is full of accidents, things or damage happening to creatures and things they wouldn’t go looking for.
This ones accident is my luck, and lucky for this one I was around. Lucky all round today then.
Sometimes you have to go fishing to catch a fish. Or digging to find a jewel.
It’s a metaphor. Hmmm …
© Mark Berkery ……. Click on those pictures for a closer look
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  1. FlowerAlley said, on 09/09/2018 at 9:04 am

    I wish I were that beautiful!

    • Mark said, on 09/09/2018 at 9:28 am

      At one level beauty is thy nature.

      • FlowerAlley said, on 09/09/2018 at 10:08 am

        Thanks for that reminder.

        • Mark said, on 09/09/2018 at 3:17 pm

          Where is the beauty you see? It’s not ‘out there’. At least not until it’s ‘in here’ first.

        • FlowerAlley said, on 10/09/2018 at 2:38 am

          Wow. Thanks.

        • Mark said, on 10/09/2018 at 5:23 am

          Isn’t it in the order of things, reality is (realised) within first?

          No reality within, no reality without.

        • FlowerAlley said, on 10/09/2018 at 9:38 am

          The insect was super beautiful.
          Thus the name ” jewel.” Marvelously made.

        • Mark said, on 10/09/2018 at 9:55 am

          Well then, it must come from (be representative of a) place inside that has these attributes. Beautiful and marvellous jewel, sounds like something ‘created’. And then we, as conscious beings, can be responsible for what is realised. No small thing I think.

  2. Margaret Griffin said, on 08/09/2018 at 10:40 pm

    Hi, What a gorgeous beetle – the colours are so vibrant.

    • Mark said, on 09/09/2018 at 9:24 am

      Yes, a little beauty. Inside … where it’s known.

  3. treesshrubs said, on 08/09/2018 at 5:53 pm

    Your post is like viewing an art collection from many different perspectives .. thank you Trees

  4. norasphotos4u said, on 08/09/2018 at 11:17 am

    Beautiful colors and detail!!

  5. macmsue said, on 07/09/2018 at 7:49 pm

    Superb detail.

    • Mark said, on 07/09/2018 at 8:21 pm

      And they come that way … naturally.

  6. okkaren said, on 07/09/2018 at 7:37 pm

    Missing a leg, when you have multiple to get by with; would like us loosing our teeth we still get by.
    Don’t you think?
    Beautiful captures Mark, pleased you help the little one’s experience a little more life.😍

    • Mark said, on 07/09/2018 at 8:21 pm

      They seem to do well enough when missing a limb or two, and never show any sign of self-pity or judgement.

      It’s a pleasure engaging with nature, even the insects.

  7. Fotohabitate said, on 07/09/2018 at 3:48 pm

    Cute jewels…

    • Mark said, on 07/09/2018 at 8:23 pm

      Nature knows no sentiment …

      • Fotohabitate said, on 08/09/2018 at 2:27 am

        I’m part of nature too! :-)

        • Fotohabitate said, on 09/09/2018 at 6:30 pm

          Sorry, Marc, my english knowledge isn’t enough to discuss with you such philosophical things. And also it’s here not the right place for it. Have a nice day.

  8. infowhyfailedrelationshipcom said, on 07/09/2018 at 10:42 am

    nice post

  9. Lissa said, on 07/09/2018 at 5:19 am

    A little Jewel Beetle of some sort. Lovely :)
    https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/wildlife/2017/07/jewel-beetles-flying-gems/


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