10.04.2015

Sacred Geometry in Nature


this is the time of year
when wasps nests have been vacated
where wind and rain loosen these artful bits
from where they were built

one can find their paper shells
these inner workings
upon the earthen floor of sylvan landscapes


a few days ago
when i was planting the Rowan tree
i heard a commotion
a squirrel chatting in a fitful manner
then a new sound
i looked to see what i think was a mink run across my bridge


in it's slinky movement
it ran
up and over logs and trees
then down the dirt road
gone


later i noticed at the base of a tree
three fresh holes dug
too large for our little tree squirrels
ah, it must have been that mink
i looked in the freshly dug dirt
found bits of underground bee or wasp nest

see above, the tiny beautiful structure
i sat it on top of one that is usually found in the trees
the large one is some sort of wasp nest


above is the back side of the small one


above is a different one i found
I find them to be so beautiful
similar to paper, cardboard or such


when the sun shines through
something ancient seems revealed

an enduring order
and beauty
~
*

36 comments:

  1. NATURE IS INCREDIBLE, HOW THESE SMALL ANIMALS CAN CREATE PERFECT CONSTRUCTIONS

    ReplyDelete
  2. Beautiful shots!
    HUg Crissi

    ReplyDelete
  3. They seem to have instruments to make the holes, but only Mother Nature is , as we can see.
    Have a good one, Tammie.

    Tomás.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Amazing at how they build these.

    ReplyDelete
  5. How amazing!









    ALOHA
    ComfortSpiral

    (\__/)
    (='.'=)
    (")_(")

    ReplyDelete
  6. Surely there are times when we are stunned in nature’s order and beauty. The geometric patterns are so beautiful. I think I know how and why you were absorbed in photographing them. The nest looks like a condo or more like a “capsule hotel” (you can check it out on the search engine). Thanks for sharing, Tammie.

    Yoko

    ReplyDelete
  7. Neat shoots Tammie!!Yes they are busy workers!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Nature never ceases to amaze! Lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  9. What amazing wasps' nests, looking like abstract art. With the sun shining through the structure of the perfectly shaped and regular openings, I'm reminded of ancient scrolls!

    ReplyDelete
  10. They are really excellent workers to do such amazing structures !

    ReplyDelete
  11. Beautiful images Tammie, one of my favoiurites.

    ReplyDelete
  12. They are such beautiful photos and amazing creativity in our planet, Tammie.
    Have a happy day.

    ReplyDelete
  13. They are so unusual. Can you imagine rebuilding your house every single year?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. good point Mary, rebuilding each year. a lot of work. maintaining also a lot of work ;-)

      Delete
  14. Proof that nature is truly amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I find them so intriguing ♥ I've watched one in my herb garden this summer ..getting bigger and bigger and keeping me away from the thyme that I love so much. I need to see if they have abandoned it yet .

    ReplyDelete
  16. Beautiful nature,,,,,,,,, and so well observed.......lovely photos.........thank you Tammie!

    Have a wonderful day,
    Ruby

    ReplyDelete
  17. SO beautiful -- so long as the wasps are long gone! You had guts to have a seat!

    ReplyDelete
  18. They are beautiful. I often use the paper of wasp and hornet nests in my artwork. I even friends and neighbors bring me nests for this purpose as kind and generous gifts ~ of friendship and community.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. How wonderful that people bring them to you.
      I have collected the paper for that reason, but have yet to use it. I love how it looks and feels Rose.

      Delete
  19. the work that goes into these structures is purely amazing.

    ReplyDelete
  20. What a gorgeous, perfect, beautiful pattern! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  21. The symmetry in nature is amazing. Cool shots.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Beautiful structure. Nature has a way with architecture. We can only copy.

    ReplyDelete
  23. ...very cool post. Seeing the nests up close shows the beauty of the structure. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  24. Beautiful captures. We you close with a macro.. or safely distant with a long lens? :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. These were taken with my macro lens, but all insects are long gone. I find them after they fall from the trees. Lovely to have you stop by Hilary.
      Sweet autumn to you~

      Delete
  25. thank you all for your lovely messages and for visiting!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Sacred geometry indeed. Schwaller is the first person I heard use the term. He opened another door for me.

    I save nests too. I watch wasps at work on the oak in our front yard. They're interesting creatures. Collecting and saving the galls after their babies leave requires patience on my part, but it will pay off the first time I make iron gall ink! Your photos are lovely.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello Limner,
      nice to have you stop by. I had never heard of Schwaller, so that was interesting to read a little bit about.

      I like to save nests, but then what to do with them?
      I never knew that oak galls are a reaction to wasps laying eggs, your message inspired me to look that up.
      I bought some gall ink once, it was fairly pale. I wonder how yours will turn out. I would enjoy seeing the results.

      Delete
  27. Wow. Those are such cool shots of the wasp nests. I'm glad there weren't any wasps to come out and sting you. But I find these nests really beautiful and such an interesting sign of how interesting different living things are! ;)

    ReplyDelete
  28. Wow. Those are such cool shots of the wasp nests. I'm glad there weren't any wasps to come out and sting you. But I find these nests really beautiful and such an interesting sign of how interesting different living things are! ;)

    ReplyDelete
  29. Es hermoso, muy hermoso!

    Besos!

    ReplyDelete
  30. I love finding these empty wasp nests, they are quite amazing bits of architecture, and surprisingly sturdy considering their components. Many empty BUG nests reside in my studio. I love the difference in size in the two nests that you discovered and that caused me to contemplate just how many species of wasps exist, so i looked it up; OVER 100,000 species!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. that is a lot! 100,000, thanks for sharing! I wonder how large the largest ones are!

      Delete
  31. They are beautiful. Amazing how they are all so perfectly similar. But I'm pleased it's an old wasp's nest, not a current one in your garden!

    ReplyDelete

Warm greetings to you~

Thank you for visiting and also for sharing your thoughts and feelings. Seeing through your eyes and heart mean so much to me!

Tammie