Nature's Place

The Face …

She was about 8 inches long so I settled for the most intelligent aspect of any creature, the face.

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

In the face can be found the primary characteristics of any being. Seeing them/it is the job.

And the job is to negate what gets in the way of seeing what is, the movie pictures of mind.

I was at the waterfront to see the stars while enjoying a walk in the night and was about to leave when a giant stick insect from the trees on the hill above landed on my windscreen.

I didn’t want it to die in the car park so in order to protect it and get a few shots I drove it home, carefully so as not to dislodge it, slowly as it hung on in the wind.

When I got home I loosened it from its grip on the wiper blade and put it on the roof of the car where it wandered a while before I handed it off to a tree.

It was happy to climb on the green, most creatures are happy to get back to their nature.

Maybe because there’s no problem in nature, only in the thinking mind.

© Mark BerkeryClick on those pictures for a closer lookand click again.

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  1. asel b said, on 11/04/2020 at 3:52 am

    If you read the name of the book,you already read the whole book😉*little tip/secret/trick from me*reading books this way is much,MUCH faster😉

    • Mark said, on 11/04/2020 at 10:40 am

      I see, I think. Anyway, no woe here … :-)

  2. asel b said, on 08/04/2020 at 5:01 am

    A.groboyedov’s ‘woe from wit’ could be interesting for you👍
    indescribable creature!so many сomplex details.what a thinking mind has the designer of all creatures…

    • Mark said, on 10/04/2020 at 5:03 am

      I’ll have a look, but not much for reading these days.

      Yes, such a detailed nature we have. But a thinking designer, why not … We are all such then.

  3. Nil said, on 07/04/2020 at 4:47 am

    Here’s to looking at you? ;-)

  4. treesshrubs said, on 06/04/2020 at 2:24 pm

    How awesome!! Insects truly are incredible! Fascinating upclose pics
    I have only every seen one giant stick insect i was in awe! How blessed 🙏🌳🌳🌳

  5. Zezee said, on 03/04/2020 at 1:17 pm

    Really like the little story you shared about your experience with it, esp your observation at the end.

    • Mark said, on 04/04/2020 at 5:04 am

      Nature is a pleasure, when we don’t make a problem of it.

  6. carol hopkins said, on 03/04/2020 at 11:46 am

    Wow! What a wonderful image!

  7. kopfundgestalt said, on 03/04/2020 at 10:13 am

    Beautiful, Mark!
    We here don’t know this insect. But the face: Incredible details!
    Thank you for sharing with us.

    • Mark said, on 04/04/2020 at 5:03 am

      Thanks Gerhard. It’s probably native to the sub tropics, not really sure.

  8. Cate said, on 03/04/2020 at 9:54 am

    Not only a mother could love that face! Great images and thoughtful commentary, as usual, Mark. Our thinking minds sure are causing problems these days …

    • Mark said, on 04/04/2020 at 5:02 am

      Thanks Cate. Yes, but the individual can do something about it, and be ‘relatively’ free. It’s all relative here, isn’t it.

  9. krikitarts said, on 03/04/2020 at 9:48 am

    I always feel very privileged when one of the small folk volunteers to share some time with me. It’s always a promise of a very special experience.

    • Mark said, on 04/04/2020 at 5:00 am

      I would say it’s representative when problem free folk turn up. It’s a privilege to be so free, to see nature without problem.

  10. Dee said, on 03/04/2020 at 8:34 am

    Love these photos Mark! I recently photographed a baby Stick Insect in our backyard, think it was a Spiny Leaf or Giant Prickly, Extatosoma tiaratum. Later I read that it’s a perfect replica of the adult. So it is a special thrill to see your wonderful photos of this amazing creature. And your comment “there’s no problem in nature, only in the thinking mind” is so very true. Thank you for sharing your amazing photos.

    • Mark said, on 04/04/2020 at 4:57 am

      Thanks Dee. Being in nature, and taking photos, is one way of putting the problematic thinker in perspective. But it does take time.

  11. Anonymous said, on 03/04/2020 at 7:06 am

    We are such simple creatures in comparison to the intricacies of the insects. Those eyeballs are amazing and you just wonder how and what it sees with them.

    • Mark said, on 04/04/2020 at 4:55 am

      It probably sees us, in some degree depending on its ‘sight’. It may sense, or see, vibrations – existence could be said to be a symphony of vibrations, even musical notes – we don’t ‘see’ or in different ways to us but it’s still the same existence it’s seeing.


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