Thursday, 8 July 2010

Magical moments......

He is showing his age.......his muzzle has softened. His eyes tell of foxes and terriers. I sit on the copse floor, our eyes meet for what seems like an eternity.
He has sprayed my plants, eaten my seedlings, served most doe's that live nearby.
I can see the changes, he is getting old............this is the first time he has let me capture him with my camera.

25 comments:

  1. Aw, what a sweet sweet photo. :) It's rare for rabbits to get old, what with being someone's lunch and all.

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  2. Hi Monica.....indeed it is, I know this old chap, he has been around for quite a long time.
    Don't tell him but I have a bit of a soft spot for him......

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  3. This is a marvelous photo of your old friend. I don't ever see old rabbits around here. I don't even see as many rabbits as I used to actually. They don't dare come into our back garden that is fenced. Luna won't allow it.

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  4. What a lovely photo, Cheryl. Despite all the damage he's done to your garden, he's still such a beautiful creature. I can tell you've forgiven him for eating your plants:)

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  5. Lisa......he only sits in the copse with confidence because Nella is not allowed in this area. There are many rabbit runs in this area and I am concerned Nella would go to ground.....

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  6. Rose.....I am forgiving by nature. I never hold a grudge. Of course I forgive him, how could I not?

    The weather is so hot, I am melting, how about you?

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  7. Cheryl ...I love your post today...you are lucky to see a rabbit....all my life rabbits had been and everday sighting...coyotes moved in... had there fill and moved on.. and I haven't seen a rabbit in a long time!!!
    It seems you two have come to a meeting of the minds!!

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  8. Grammie....you are a wise woman....always an honour when you visit.

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  9. Is he getting old or has he just learned you aren't a rabbit eating ogre:) Wonderful photo.
    Marnie

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  10. Ha! So funny Marnie....you could be right.....

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  11. A lovely picture (and the wooden mushroom in the background looks fantastic). I wonder if he realises you have made peace with the rabbits, and allowed a photo opportunity in exchange?!
    Dan
    -x-

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  12. I will hold onto that thought Dan....I like it.

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  13. Hi Cheryl, I knew the moment I read your words that despite the havoc wreaked by him and his compatriots that you had a soft spot for him...a lovely (peaceful) photo!

    Your mention of not bearing grudges reminds me of an old school essay I came across recently which I had written around the age of twelve in which I said I was easily hurt but never bore grudges, I am surprised I knew that about myself then... but it holds true to this day.

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  14. Hi Jan....at the age of twelve, to know this, is a wonderful thing. It makes life so much easier I believe. The only person it ends up hurting is the holder of the grudge. I think we must have been book-ends in a previous life.......

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  15. That is a great capture Cheryl! Yesterday was the end of the road for one of my varmints - Jack got him. The vole population is down this year - yay! At least your varmints are cute!

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  16. Yes Amy they are without doubt cute....Jack is doing a good job.

    Enjoy your weekend

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  17. Cheryl, He looks quite well fed, and somewhat pleased with himself--no doubt due to his efforts of repopulation. He also looks as though he is wanting to make peace with you--after all, you have fed him nicely for years!

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  18. Beautiful post, Cheryl ~~ you narration lovely. I am reminded of the Velveteen Rabbit...one of my favorite children's classic.

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  19. Hi Jenny....where have you been? I do hope that you are well.

    Yes this old timer has been around for a few years now, most unusual for a wild rabbit.

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  20. Tku Wanda for your very kind comment......

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  21. Blogger wouldn't let me comment yesterday :{,

    Bittersweet to see him this way? Maybe this is his last summer, it is the way of things as you well know. Thanks for the kindness of your comment on my own blog :}

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  22. Hi Bilbo.....yes indeed. Although he has done much damage to the garden, he is very much part of the space. I was surprised he survived the harsh winter........

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  23. Dear Cheryl,
    I am so happy for you and Mr. Rabbit. Peace! Wonderful photograph.
    I took a photograph of one of my bunnies and thought of you. it is frustrating to have the critters eat up our gardens. I try and trick the rabbits into eating "other" delicious plants and leave the flowers for the bees and butterflies. The Groundhogs are eating the sunflowers....
    we are live trapping and relocating to a wild area. The birds and bees like the sunflowers. I was hoping to have some for winter use...Keeping the critters away from the street and my gardens is time consuming but much better for all concerned. Our lawn is mostly clover...bunny food.
    Sherry

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  24. Cheryl, I have been on vacation. I didn't want to announce it on my blog and let any unsavory characters know. Many changes here and I will try to let everyone in on all that has been going on! I love your new blog! Does this mean you will continue blogging after summer is over?

    Hugs,
    Jenny

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  25. I've just received your latest posts to my rss reader. This is such a relief to see that you didn't give up blogging but simply moved to another place. I would've missed your beautiful photographs and stories very much! I'm glad you're here and give all of us the joy of "visiting" you!
    I wish you to have the most wonderful time and a lot of joy!

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