Mad March Hares

Did you know that male and female Hares are known as Jacks and Jills?

Did you also know that ‘boxing matches’ between Hares – which you may be lucky enough to catch a peek of at this time of year– are not Jack against Jack?

Jills actually tend to be bigger and stronger than Jacks (go Jills!). The boxing you see is the Jills batting away the jacks until they select the fittest mate, not unlike a Saturday night in most city centres.

Hare-rs

This was taken at The Sculpture Park in Churt in 2010, using a Canon EOS 500 35mm and I developed the film myself using the College darkroom. I first visited in 2006 and although it’s changed a lot since then there are still some sculptures that have been there since the early days changing and moving with time and seasons. They’re all for sale and they sit in over 10 acres of arboretum and the mixture of woodland, water, wildlife, gardens and sculpture is a favourite place for me when I feel like a walk and a few hours with a camera. (My Gallery from The Sculpture Park)

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(Taken on my first iPhone – iPhone4 in 2011 and post-processed in Hipstamatic)

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A Plague Upon Us.

We seem to have a Plague of Ladybirds in the new house. Within seconds of opening a window they’re everywhere. There are a lot of infestations that could be worse.

  • They’re Cute
  • They’re Red
  • They’re Pretty
  • They Eat Aphids (lots of Aphids – up to 5000 in an average Ladybird lifetime)
  • They have white feet (who knew?)

 

Chemistry Lessons

I feel a lab coat, latex gloves and maniacal laugh creeping over me.

I was given most of the things I need to be able to develop my own B&W film by a very nice man –  David via Freecycle. A Dark bag, tank, thermometer and a selection of chemicals. I’d love to try making my own developer, fix and stop from these but I think it’s a bit beyond my knowledge and I’m not sure I have all the ingredients so I’m going to go the safe route and buy the chemicals but I love the old bottles.