We've always had rabbits around, and luckily they've never been too much trouble. In the past they've cropped a few newly sprouted beans, but nothing we couldn't live with. They've always been very skittish, taking off whenever our paths crossed. But then...the other day I came across this bunny that has no wild in it. I walk by this camellia, probably twenty times a day, and was noticing a cat bird often flew out the other side when I passed. I took a look inside to see if perhaps there was a nest...
No nest, just this bunny.
A couple hours later, I was out front taking a few pictures.
And, bunny shows up again.
She had brought pine straw from the other side of the yard and she was making a nest.
I'm three feet away from her, and she could care less. She steps out and starts picking pine straw out of her teeth. She was so darn cute!
She washed her hands.
Then she washed her face.
She hopped under a lily, and appeared to be taking a rest. When I came back out an hour or so later, her nest was covered up so neatly, you would never know she had been there.
We see her in different areas of the garden every morning now, I'm glad she's made herself at home. We also have some beautiful birds that have returned for the season. This Flycatcher has already chosen a house to nest in.
The Humming birds have returned as well.
This is the first American Redstart I've ever seen in my yard. I think he's heading home from down south. The sprinklers were on the day he stopped and he had a great time playing in the spray.
The same day we had another rare visitor, a House Finch.
This Carolina Chickadee is also nesting in one of our houses. I'm so thankful for my garden and all the life it draws in.
I want to share my new adventure with you...they're all tuckered out after a long day. I've had the notion of getting chickens for some time now, so today we brought six little ones home. Tomorrow, it's off to get lumber and wire to build a permanent home for them.
Just a couple clematis, one by the porch...
A new one started up the arbor out front.
Thank you all for stopping by.