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.

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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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Some Thoughts On The New Year.

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The general consensus of opinion seems to be that 2016 was a crap year. It seemed that every day the media announced the death of another icon of film, music or the arts. The UK voted to leave the EU and America put a lunatic in the Whitehouse. So we rushed towards 2017 like it would be some sort of cure for everything bad that had happened last year.

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Scavenger Hunt 101 – Food Growing

Isn’t it lovely to eat your own home-grown food.

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After all the hard work that goes into preparing the ground, planting, tending and caring for your crops as they grow somehow the food you make with them always seems to taste much nicer than anything shop-bought.

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Scavenger Hunt 101 – A Dog.

This was taken at the RSPCA Big Walkies Event at Alexandra Palace in May 2015.

I volunteered as a photographer for the day and although the weather was pretty miserable with a steady drizzle of rain all day it didn’t put the Dogs off and hundreds turned out to enjoy a sociable walk and help raise money to help the RSPCA. I took a lot of photographs and it was hard to choose a favourite but I like this one for the way the dog seems so happy with the simple pleasure of running free and chasing a ball.

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