I support Butterfly Conservation.

174 years old and can easily pass for 90, on a good day, in the fog, at night, from behind!.

I stopped to think one day, and forgot to start again.

I live in York, an ancient city in the North of England.

It is not possible with mortal minds to search out the purposes of the gods.
Pindar

The more I learn, the less I know.

My Bubblesite

“Butterflies adorn the world and delight the eye”
John Ray (17th century naturalist)

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Aristotle

Success is often measured in how you overcome adversity
Rosie Lee

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”
Helen Keller

“This above all – to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.”

Hamlet (William Shakespeare)

“The best and most beautiful things in the world, cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart” Helen Keller

George Moore 1852-1933
“Man travels the world in search of what he needs, returns home and finds it.”

Nostradamus 1503-1566
“Time is nothing, the desire to love is everything.”

One with the earth…
Mui-Ling Teh

“This is the path I have chosen, no matter what circumstances may come, no matter how hard it is, no matter what I feel inside, I must stay on the path.”

Unknown

This sky where we live
Is no place to lose your wings.
So love, love, love.

Hafiz حافظ

Human beings are members of a whole,
In creation of one essence and soul.
If one member is afflicted with pain,
Other members uneasy will remain.
If you have no sympathy for human pain,
The name of human you cannot retain.

Saadi

“Of one Essence is the human race,
thus has Creation put the base;
One Limb impacted is sufficient
For all Others to feel the Mace ”

—Saadi (1184–1283)

“There is only one sacred manuscript, the sacred manuscript of Nature, which alone can enlighten the reader.” Hazrat Inayat Khan

My Images Do Not Belong To The Public Domain. All images and writing are copyright © jesika 2013. All Rights Reserved. Copying, altering, displaying or redistribution of any of these images without written permission from the artist is strictly prohibited.

Cameras:
Sony H50 with close up & TC lenses
Panasonic GH2 with 14-45, 45-200, 100-300 &14-140 lenses
Panasonic TZ7 TZ30
Sony HX1


Birds
Butterflies
Dogs
Flora
Insects
Moths
Odds&Ends
Pollution
Scenes
Snow ice frost
Water drops reflections
SilkyPix.

  • Joined: September 2007

Journal

A reputation destroyed

My domestic ineptitude is well documented, the stuff of legend, failed the Domestic Goddess course and have a door mat to prove it. / “ I hate 4 letter words” it reads, “Dust, wash, iron, cook.” / I also totally lack a sense of direction and distance and am unable to understand jokes. “Why is that funny?” I ask, and then laugh when it’s explained in words of one syllable or less. / Now my…
Posted almost 2 years – 8 comments

A message from the editor

Hello Jesika / Thanks for the smilebox. It’s really a wonderful collection of pictures. How about an edited version for Argus? By that, I am thinking of 10 to 12 shots which could be placed on two pages one under the other, with some comments which I could write in. That would share your superb photography with a lot of enthusiasts. Don’t send anything straight away, but if you like t…
Posted over 2 years – 6 comments

"Your computer is infected"

A voice with a difficult to understand accent told hubby (woken by the phone ringing) that he had checked and discovered that our computer was infected by a nasty virus. / You have to wonder how he knew that don’t you, especially since I am very diligent in updating & checking the health of my laptop almost to paranoia and no-one has remote access. Send me a link to something/somewhere …
Posted almost 3 years – 10 comments

At last, I'm a success...

I’d never been able to define myself, but after a chance meeting on the train last Thursday I can finally say, / “I’m a successful failure.” / What better self accolade can there be? / I failed at being a domestic goddess. / Never got anywhere at singing, dancing, playing a musical instrument, can’t knit, can’t sew, can’t whistle a tune. It goes on R…
Posted over 3 years – 9 comments