Nature's Place

Bee Again …

The only full face shoot available to me on the day. Good posture, didn’t notice me at all, too focused.

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

Seedlings shooting up all over the place, will eventually bear flowers and food for the bees that drink hereabouts.

All different individuals, they don’t stop for long, just like they are when visiting flowers in the garden. Busy bees.

And dedicated, no slackers here. They have one mission, to serve the purpose of the hive and the queen, one life.

One for all and all for one. Loved that about the three musketeers. Such a selfless lot, well at least they endeavored. I think. :-)

Mid winter here in the southern hemisphere, cold and often wet lately, I don’t expect to find much to shoot (photograph to the uninitiated).

Then I found this hidden oasis where it has been hiding in the open all these years, at my feet. Down the road from my mechanics place.

I went wandering off the beaten pathways and came to a creek and stood still a while in the warm sunshine that Brisbane’s winter is famous for.

Then I heard it, a buzzing sound upon the trickle of the clear creek water at my feet. Bees, taking up the moisture and minerals below.

This, from my first such discovery of this bee-haviour, was a pleasure to see.

And so I went to work, down on my hunkers, stretching this way and that, using the versatile stick for support and maneuverability to get the shots and not fall in.

And so it goes, doing our best to not fall in while enjoying what we can, as long as it lasts.

This life of mine …

(seems wordpress are mucking around with the editor again, producing two size texts I can’t reconcile)

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



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  1. ecopoet said, on 01/08/2021 at 11:05 pm

    amazing detail- thank you for sharing

  2. Rose Robin said, on 30/07/2021 at 5:20 am

    Your photos are amazing Mark…now I see that bees have hairs growing out of their eyes, wow!!! Makes me wonder how they see the world, mind-boggling…and your words are absorbing, I love your succinct description of the event, and the words of wisdom at the end are just right – we really do have only moments in this life. Thank you for sharing.

    • Mark said, on 30/07/2021 at 9:59 am

      Thanks Rose. I reckon they see the world in terms of flower, pollen, nectar and hive. Not a worry on their little minds. Worry, a human characteristic, until it’s not.

      Yes, if you look back you can see it passed in a flash. Though it felt like something else at the time. The weight of past we carry perhaps.

      But look to the light, the beauty, the love of this place, and beyond. This place is fleeting, the other is of a different order.

      • Rose Robin said, on 19/03/2022 at 7:11 am

        I love your words Mark, so gentle and so inspiring. Thank you for being you…

        • Mark said, on 19/03/2022 at 3:25 pm

          Thanks Rose … what else could I be but me. :-) Oh, lots of things I don’t need to be any more.

  3. Reflections of an Untidy Mind said, on 30/07/2021 at 1:30 am

    It’s very dedicated, Mark. Like you. Beautiful photos.

    • Mark said, on 30/07/2021 at 9:52 am

      Dedicated, followers of nature, down to the essence of it all, the nectar of the gods. :-)

      Thanks Tracy.

  4. picpholio said, on 29/07/2021 at 10:57 pm

    Wonderful and plenty details ! Only when we’re outside we’re able to discover things like this.

    • Mark said, on 30/07/2021 at 9:49 am

      Yes, we have to walk the walk … or it didn’t happen.

  5. Laura said, on 29/07/2021 at 9:59 pm

    The risk of falling in was worth it! :)

    • Mark said, on 29/07/2021 at 10:04 pm

      Haha … I’ll have to go along with that. :-)

  6. kopfundgestalt said, on 29/07/2021 at 5:18 pm

    Beautiful pictures!
    I am also outside every day, often several times. This is a passion that still carries me.

    • Mark said, on 29/07/2021 at 5:55 pm

      Follow the passion. Without we are as dead things. :-)

      Thanks Gerhard.

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