. . . . . . .or just stay and nibble in the garden!
This week we seem to have a family of rabbits, large, medium, and
a cute as a button tiny baby appeared yesterday. All are rollicking across
the lawn, hopping across the back deck, climbing up on flower pots
and biting off leaves, nibbling the grass as in these photos from yesterday,
and taking a shady break under one of the big hydrangea bushes in front
of the porch as 90+ degrees return.
Note our grass is getting too long - rabbits like this I think.
Our neighbor borrowed our mower and accidentally damaged a wheel
so it's out of commission until we can get it repaired. May have to hire a
service to mow before we have a meadow rather than a lawn!
I know they can become pests, however right now I'm enjoying them, would
love to cuddle the baby. . . . . . . . but at least they don't jump on the feeders
and gobble the birdseed like the darned squirrels!
There is nothing more delightful than a garden alive with butterflies, bees,
birdsong, and small creatures. Natural habitats are often eroded and it
seems our gardens, even those close to cities and highways, are now
offering them much-needed refuge. With so much building going on in
our neighborhood woodland has almost disappeared. Some wildlife
can be dangerous that close to home, one has to be aware, but many
creatures are delightful to see just outside the window.
Nature really is wonderful.
Here I'm sharing my list of actual sightings recalled over the 35 years
we've lived in this house (at last one, very often an entire family) - other
than the many different birds and insects - seen in my garden, and we
do not live in the countryside!
So, who's "coming to dinner" in your garden?
Our property is only a quarter acre but sometimes I feel like I'm
living on a farm. Actually it was a farm years ago!
Enjoy your Sunday. Very hot here with afternoon rain - as if
we didn't have enough on Thursday when Elsa went through.
Thankfully we survived - just a lot of water pooling in the
low spots, but no wind gusts to cause damage.