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.

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.

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.”


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.


“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.

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

Snow ice frost
Water drops reflections

  • Joined: September 2007


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 over 1 year – 8 comments


Am I looking in the wrong place for new photographs or has RB become an artists’ site? It used to be possible to easily find new work of a kind I enjoyed, (insect/bird photography) but now I’m lost, totally lost and interest is fading. / Does anybody know the secret?
Posted about 2 years – 13 comments

Strange Statistics

I’m not sure exactly what it means, probably that the images I post are of decreasing quality or boring, but of my 240 visible images (I cull frequently & 250 will always be a maximum) only 115 have more than 20 comments Those with the largest number are very old, few of those have responses from me and in those far away days, I would have an almost over whelming “in box” o…
Posted over 2 years – 10 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