Nature's Place


*Click on the pictures for a proper look … and click again

If anything looks different this week it might be because I am using a different computer, having lost access to my usual via lightning strike.

These spider shots are from another time. His, or her, hunting ground was a dried out stem. The fly didn’t stand a chance once in range.

Such is life, you never know what’s coming over the horizon. Careful with that spidey mate.

It pays to be prepared … for whatever may be, that it be right.

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

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  1. NVwrites said, on 25/03/2019 at 9:18 pm

    Beautiful pictures, very well framed!

  2. Nil said, on 24/03/2019 at 11:19 pm

    Ouch!… But this is really top photography…

  3. pflanzwas said, on 23/03/2019 at 8:58 am

    The pictures are awesome and the eyes of that mate are amazing! And these little hairs everywhere. Some insects may not be my favourite, but when I see their eyes these little creatures are so sympathetic, I can’t help it! Be aware of the moment :-)

    • Mark said, on 23/03/2019 at 12:22 pm

      Yes indeed … And to do that sustainably it is necessary for me to stop thinking, because thinking is the past that colours the moment.

  4. naturebackin said, on 22/03/2019 at 8:17 pm

    The eyes have it! (Obviously been watching too much of the British parliamentary debates?)

    • Mark said, on 22/03/2019 at 9:17 pm

      I can’t watch that stuff any more, too much like gratuitous violence, and premeditated.

      But the eyes do have it, that essence of being what it is, wild intelligent nature.

      • naturebackin said, on 22/03/2019 at 11:01 pm

        More intelligent and true to itself than many of us where it seems the noes have it.

        • Mark said, on 23/03/2019 at 7:00 am

          I have noticed, whatever I get up to on the earth, nature always wins out in the end, in one form or another repopulates the space. That’s curiously reassuring, savage and wild as nature is. Reassuring to my nature. That suggests to me at some level I and nature are one, I just have to get rid of what’s in the way. All the ayes and noes perhaps?

          • naturebackin said, on 25/03/2019 at 1:07 am

            Yes that bigger picture is reassuring on one level, but I am still saddened by the willful destruction of populations,habitats and ecosystems that we humans engage in even when we should know better.

            • Mark said, on 25/03/2019 at 10:01 am

              For me it’s a matter of perspective, the space everything happens in. If I focus on detail I lose perspective, and by association one detail leads to another and I spiral down into negativity, without end – the human condition everybody wants to solve.

  5. Lori M-I said, on 22/03/2019 at 4:10 pm

    Beautiful and deadly

    • Mark said, on 22/03/2019 at 6:47 pm

      Indeed … such is nature, beautifully wild, wildly beautiful.

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