Thursday, December 12, 2013
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Write George Ewart Evans and David Thomson in The Leaping Hare:
The beauty of the hare is in her speed, her graceful turning this way and that, the subtle wide circles she makes in her flight to elude her pursurer and leave no constant line of scent.
Image: Cara Lockhart Smith.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Writes Jill Mason in The Hare:
Mountain or Blue Hares have inhabited Britain for at least 12,000 years. They are often referred to as White hares. . . . They are found principally in Scotland where they share their habitat with grouse and tarmiga. They have also been introduced to some of the Scottish islands. Generally they have similar habits to the Brown hare although sometimes they gather in large groups.
The Mountain hare utilises the land that the Brown hare shuns, preferring open mountain and moorland. They tend to only be found at elevations above 1,500 ft (9500 metres). . . Mountain hares can also be found on the Isle of Man. There are none elsewhere either in Wales or England.
Image: Chris Sharratt.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
In the NGC 6357 Nebula, 8000 light-years from Earth, there is a distinct image of a colossal hare!
NGC 6357, is a diffuse nebula near NGC 6334 in the constellation Scorpius. The nebula contains many proto-stars shielded by dark disks of gas, and young stars wrapped in expanding "cocoons."
This nebula was given the name War and Peace Nebula by the Midcourse Space Experiment scientists because of its appearance. They said that in infrared images the bright, western part resembles a dove, while the eastern part looks like a skull.
This nebula includes the open cluster Pismis 24, which is home to several massive stars. One of the brightest stars in the cluster, Pismis 24-1, was thought possibly to be the most massive on record, approaching 300 solar masses, until it was discovered to be a binary system with each star exceeding 100 solar masses.
Image: Hubble Space Telescope (HST) images of Pismis 24-1, the "core" of NGC 6357. (Photo: HST/NASA/ESA)
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Image: "Autumn Hare" by Karen Davis.
Says Karen: "My work is inspired by nature, music, spirit, stories, folklore, surrealism, the energy and magic that surrounds us and by the interconnection of all living things.
"I grew up and still live in the Wiltshire countryside surrounded by chalk white horses on hills, standing stones, the call of owl and bark of fox.
"I often imagine the inside of my head being like a house. It has hundreds of rooms and endless doorways. Each one is stored with inspirations,characters, magic and ideas that one day will come out in the form of a painting, wooden creation or maybe even words. I hope to share as many as I can in this lifetime."
Recommended Off-site Link:
Moonlight and Hares: The Website of Karen Davis
See also the previous posts:
Autumn Hare (2008)
Bel Homme XIX