Monthly Archives: May 2008

The Vanishing Bee

The Vanishing Bee
Honeybees are vanishing at an alarming rate from 24 US states, threatening the production of numerous crops. The cause of the losses, which range from 30% to more than 70%, is a mystery, but experts are investigating several theories. American bee colonies have been hit by regional crises before, but keepers say this is the first national crisis.

However, I am not in America and nor was this bee.

Model Beach

Model Beach
If you walk to the end of Samphire Hoe, you get to quite a nice shingle beach. In theory you can walk all the way to Folkestone, tho I don’t think I will be trying that anytime soon – far too much risk of drowning or sewage ruining my shoes. I don’t post a lot of beach shots, nor candids, so here is a beach candid. Incidentally the couple to the far left of the pic (the ones looking like they are posing for a clothes catalogue) are the same people featured in this photo. I wasn’t stalking them, honest.

Curly

Curly
A welcome change from the bug eyed weirdo of yesterday’s post… My friend/colleague/temporary neighbour is on leave and brought her little girl in to work. She previously made an appearance on Speaking in Tongues but she is growing up fast! The building has just been refurbed (white) and the light was lush. So, despite this looking like a studio shot, it was actually taken behind my desk whilst eating a Cheese and Onion sarnie.

Art Collector

Art Collector
He collects art and has rude things painted on his van. That reminds me, I ought to post a pic of that at some point. Also, I have been asked to point out that his skin isn’t that bad in real life. Just to prove he is an art collector… here is some footage to illustrate.

This site is worth checking out for Urban Art/Goldie related goodness…www.eddielock.co.uk. Enjoy.

Walkers

Walkers
If you are stuck for somewhere to go walking (and happen to be in Kent) pop down to Samphire Hoe. It is very interesting and a fairly long (but gentle) walk. Pick a sunny day tho 🙂

Cygnets

Cygnets
If taking this photo taught me anything, it is to stay reasonably still and non threatening when pointing your lens at baby swans. The Mother (or Father) started that swan hissing thing, and, to be fair, I found it more than a little disconcerting.

Two (Revisited)

Two (Revisited)
It has been a long time since I have been to Samphire Hoe (so expect a few pics from there in the next couple of weeks) and I couldn’t resist revisiting a pic I took on my first visit. The first incarnation was taken in 2006 and is here. It is still a weird, but beautiful place.

Rabbit

Rabbit
Awwwwwww, baby rabbit munching a leaf. Amusing really – went to Howletts to see Gorillas and Elephants but saw a cute little bunny instead.

Vinery

Vinery
This is the refurbished vinery on the Leas at Folkestone. Surprise, surprise it got vandalised a lot in the past by the no good scum of Folkestone. Now I am over 30 I am quite up for the re-inroduction of National Service, public flogging or exile to Siberia.

Wise Old Man

Wise Old Man
As I said on yesterday’s pic, the animals in zoos tend to look pretty miserable to me. Whilst this little fella had quite a large enclosure, i can’t help but think he would like it to be a lot larger than it is… with no fence.