Nature's Place

Somewhere To Live …

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… looking for.

Not these guys. They live where they land, where they fly, wherever they happen to be.

That’s life living in nature, not a care in the world. And such a dangerous place too.

And so much survives long enough it all goes on, and on. For now.

For now. Because things are changing, nature is changing …

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The Dead Of Night

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Not so dead at all, as you can see. The darkness of night does suggest a kind of death, if only by what can’t be seen.

But what can’t be seen is not here now, and the darkness of night is filled with life, of another sense than the light of day.

It’s just a matter of looking with a view to seeing, what is …

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Assassin Once More

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How many times they moult, who knows.

How many times we moult, god knows.

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Lynx

Spider on the butterfly bush, making a home, to sleep, eat, mate and probably die. Ce La Vie.

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Just For Show

Is nature intended to entertain as well as function? Or is it the fascination with what is essentially my own nature that attracts me so …

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Candy Colour

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There’s a sedative bush in the garden that these little creatures just love to death.

Everytime this bush produces leaves these creatures love it to death.

And then it rises from the ashes again and they love it to death again.

This has been going on for years – love, death, love, death, love, death.

It could be that one always leads to the other and neither is what it seems.

Love, death, love, death, love, death …

Life, love, death …

Love, death, life …

Death, life, love …

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A Flower …

A flower provides nourishment in a beautiful form. … Beautiful to me.

The forms so nourished are many and varied, they come and they go. … Not least me.

In spite of their size their value is immeasurable and often untold. … But no, that’s not me.

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Everything is of value to something else.

It’s just a matter of perspective.

The bigger picture reveals.

And so we travel.

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Shout Out …

For a small service to my love Katie.

… to Julie at Global Grey Books who works mostly for pennies providing eBooks for mostly free download – plus the occasional donation, and if anyone wants a neat little package she also provides Collections at very little cost.

Check it out if you are into books.

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… and to Leanne at Botanical Eyes for her wonderful artwork of one of my Blue banded Bee shots she represents in her own unique way.

A beautiful rendering of a wonderful native Australian bee. I have a couple that arrived this morning, so no exaggeration.

Check it out, Leanne does wonderful work.

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I once swore I would never use this blog to promote anything but clarity or peace of mind through the sense and wonder of nature and meditation, but rules must be broken if we are to be free of the prisons we build for ourselves.

So go ahead, check out the links above if you’re interested in a couple of people who have lightly touched my life recently.

Or not … :-)

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Bold As Brass

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Lynx spider on the butterfly bush, not a care in the world as the giant cast his shadow.

Birds and other flying predators come and go hereabouts but Mr Lynx was oblivious.

Such a common natural boldness, a fearlessness of exposure to the higher elements.

Unknowingly perhaps … some people display such un-self-conscious courage.

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