Nature's Place

Emerald Winter

Inside jet black eyes, looking with a will … what doesn’t need repeating any more, negated by the way.

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

Jewel wasp, wandering the power pole in search of something unseen, or nothing … energetically apprehended.

On the sunny side of the 2 foot wide pole and she didn’t mind my shadow over her as she cast about, and still.

A little beauty with big shiny black eyes, metallic blue body armour and perfect wings to carry her as needs be.

A little green for show or decoration, long stiff hairs to keep the smaller creatures at bay. Perfect in every way.

What could she be after, out under the sky on a bare wooden landscape that offers little in the way of shelter.

Material perhaps, or for where she laid her eggs, or another’s. A simpler nature. No self reflection to complicate.

Emerald or jewel wasp, exploring the power pole for I don’t know what. It was a job keeping up with her.

Winter time here in Oz but the sun still shines most days. Some days with towering white clouds above, drifting slowly.

The wind blowing in from the sea can be cold, but that’s relative. A little work in the garden soon alters the outlook.

It’s a pleasure all round, in the simple sense of things.

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



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  1. Dee said, on 20/06/2020 at 6:28 am

    Superb…those eyes…and your words, so real. Thank you.

    • Mark said, on 24/06/2020 at 5:40 pm

      Thanks Dee. It really is an amazing (if sometimes difficult) nature.

  2. treesshrubs said, on 20/06/2020 at 1:02 am

    Exquisite jewelly colours…l love the fuzzy outline all those thousands of teensy bristles…🙏🙏

  3. Reflections of an Untidy Mind said, on 19/06/2020 at 11:39 pm

    That is one gorgeous wasp, Mark. Thank you for that treat.

  4. macmsue said, on 19/06/2020 at 6:01 pm

    Stunning shots, as usual.

  5. Jane Lurie said, on 19/06/2020 at 1:03 pm

    The color is amazing, Mark! (Thus, his name…) I agree, it’s nice to do simple things- keeps our minds off the not-so-simple things. Take care. :)

    • Mark said, on 24/06/2020 at 5:45 pm

      Thanks Jane. Most thinking is just a waste of time and energy that could be better spent. But everything has to have it time.

  6. kopfundgestalt said, on 19/06/2020 at 9:19 am

    Absolutely beautiful. Speechless.

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