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Mini-prints

Meet Patti O'Hare

Our Delightful Mini-prints are a wonderful way to add life to small or awkward spaces and work brilliantly in groups to create a collection of favourite images.

Small they may be, but each one is printed to the highest standards (known as Giclee) using fade resistant innks on art quality paper.  

Each framed print is approximately seven inches (18 cm) square.

There are seven ranges to choose from; Garden birds, Sea birds, Hares, Botanical, shellfish, penguins and Butterflies & bugs.

 

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Patti on our patio

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It’s one of the great pleasures of spring to watch a hare eating a dandelion stalk from base to flower

What better reason can there be for growing dandelions?

Sometimes, a hare will just sit by the patio and gorge on dandelion leaves

HAREY MARY MAKES TWO

Patti, I’m glad to say, is not alone. All that sitting on the patio looking for other hares is not for nothing. We’ve named his partner Harey Mary and can you often see the two of them snoozing or nibbling together. Occasionally, they will race round the garden at full pelt and then stop just as suddenly and return to nibbling. To be honest, it looks like a tempestuous relationship from time to time and Mary doesn’t always give the impression of being very affectionate. But in general, they seem pretty happy.

 

Patti and Mary spending time together in the orchard

A LEVERET FINDS THE DANDELIONS

The first we knew that they had raised a family was when this leveret hopped on to the patio

Leverets are extremely well hidden (as they have to b) so the first we knew that Patti and Mary had successfully raised a family was when a tiny leveret hopped on to our patio and started feasting on the dandelion leaves. It was impossibly cute and seemed really too fragile for the wild world outside. We like to think she’s a girl - although it is impossible to tell for sure - but we have named her Pattison because she is Patti’s offspring and Pattidottir sounds weird. I’m pretty certain that there is more than one leveret, but you really can’t tell the difference between them and so they are all called Pattison for the sake of simplicity.

PATTISON IN PERIL

Pattison seems to be amazingly naïve about the dangers out there – although to be fair we might just underestimate her abilities. On one occasion, she came face to face with our resident Stoat and a frantic chase ensued. For a moment, my heart was in my mouth with anxiety, but perhaps Pattison knew she could easily outrun a stoat and so didn’t worry too much about it getting close.

Fortunately, hares can outrun stoats, but it looked a close call at the start

The first we knew that they had raised a family was when this leveret hopped on to the patio

Quite often, when we go outside, she will just crouch down in the grass flattening her ears against her back. Now I know this is what hares do to hide, but it worries me that she doesn’t seem to understand that on a mowed lawn, we can still see her quite clearly. On the other hand, she might just have got used to us heading off to the veg patch or the compost heap and doesn’t worry about us as much as she would if we were a potential predator.

Anyway, I’m glad to report that Pattison is growing fast and strong. I’ll make sure we have a healthy crop of dandelions to keep them happy.