I think one of the useful things about an interest in nature and in walking and looking is a loss of the self. To completely lose yourself is a great pleasure especially if what you do for a living is put yourself up in some way which is psychically tiring. One of the principal joys of birdwatching is that you are being responsive to the world, you’re just another creature. You are the tool of the world. You are not mastering it, or moulding it to your image or any such piffle, you are reminded of what a pipsqueak you are.
John Clarke 1948-2017
There is a link here which shares some of John’s amazing photos. Also check out this link to his website.
When was the last time you lost yourself in the natural world?
[Photo: superb blue wren spotted in Canberra]
Last week in Kosciuszko National Park just south of Tumut – at Blue Waterholes. So beautiful.
And, what a lost John Clarke is, eh?
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What a wonderful place to have a moment surrounded by nature. And yes, the world has lost someone very special with John Clarke.