Monday, November 30, 2015

Rabbit in the Pantry

Well, just look what I found when I opened the food pantry this morning – yes a wee rabbit sitting on the can of carrots.  This guy obviously knows his carrots when he sees them.  I suspect he’s a bit too small to operate the can opener and the can is almost bigger than he is – I guess I shall have to invite him to stay for lunch.

At least he won’t eat too many carrots in one sitting – but I’m hoping that he hasn’t sent out a message to all of his friends.  Hmmm better put canned carrots on my next grocery list.

"Sharing food with another human being [or rabbit] is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly." - M.F.K. Fisher

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope that thanks are abundant wherever you are this day.

"I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder". - Gilbert Chesterton

Monday, November 23, 2015

Rabbit Found

Never in my life have I ever seen such a very small rabbit.  Wherever did he come from?  How in the world does he even make it through the brush and grasses without getting totally lost?

Well I guess the answer to that second question is that he doesn’t, very well at least.  Surely he must know the secrets of map reading or perhaps just by nature he knows the way home.

For now he’s resting with me.  When I first met him he was totally out of breath and on the verge of a panic attack, although he looks quite calm now.  At least he is warm and dry.  I hope I can entice him to staying with me for a while at least.

"You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem and smarter than you think." - A. A. Milne Winnie the Pooh

Friday, November 20, 2015

Never Say Never

For years and years I have prided myself on making my own patterns and designs.  Recently I wanted to come up with a new rabbit pattern -- something smaller (by quite a bit) and something a bit more dimensional than I have been making. 

After drawing and dabbling I realized that I was getting out of my comfort zone and not creating anything I could live with.  And so an adventure began as I searched for a pattern that had already been created by someone far more inventive and skilled than I am.

After much searching I found a small (4-1/2") rabbit, seated and with dimension that thrilled me.  Thankfully I could purchase this pattern and have it within a few hours. 

This post is a thank you to Lisa at Skunk Hollow Country Store who provided this darling pattern.

"I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder." - Gilbert K. Chesterton

Monday, November 16, 2015

Rabbit Rescue

Its cold outside and rainy and wet.  I heard a gentle plea at the backdoor -- and when I looked I saw this little one.  At that time she had no flower on her clothes and a quite bedraggled look.

I invited her in and she told me that with all the rain her rabbit hole was getting muddy and not at all compatible with her lovely dress.  What's a person to do?  Of course she was invited inside.

She seemed so sad that I dug out a metal flower to give to her, telling her that this would remind her of spring (which seems such a long way off).  She's much happier now and I suspect she won't be leaving very soon.

"Happiness held is the seed; happiness shared is the flower." - John Harrigan

Friday, November 13, 2015

November's Sky

As I write this the rain is coming down outside.  Steadily, since sometime in the night, it fills the dips in the roads and makes puddles everywhere.

These pictures were taken a few days before the rain, but as you can see the sky was overcast and predicting rainy days. I did want to get a couple of fall leaf color trees off to you -- before they are all gone.

Its been one of our best color seasons -- does that mean it will be a cold winter?  Does that mean it will be an early spring?  The seasons bring so many questions - and often the answers aren't anywhere near correct.

Guess its best to take each day as it comes savoring its richness in whatever form we are given.

"Delicious autumn!  My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns." - George Eliot

Monday, November 9, 2015

Sew Bunny

Someone has been borrowing my sewing implements.  A lost needle or pin, here or there is not a problem - happens all the time.  But to find my long held pin cushion gone, along with that pink thread that I just knew was somewhere -- well that's just too much.

Here's my little culprit -- ready and willing to confess -- but mostly because she needed some scissors!  What's a stitcher to do but share!  

And so that's where we are -- sitting here of a late Autumn afternoon stitching our little this and that's and having such a cozy time.  Hmm - looks like she has also been in my button collection.

"Buttons and patches and the cold wind blowing.
The days pass quickly when I am sewing". - Author Unknown

Friday, November 6, 2015

My second, third or fourth childhood

Lately I've been roaming the aisles of the children's section at my local library.  What a treasure trove of literature!

I got started because I wanted to use some 'rabbit' quotations on some of my blog postings.  Indeed there have been a lot of wonderful 'rabbit' books written over time. 

Many of them classics, such as: "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", "The Velveteen Rabbit", "Winnie the Pooh" and of course "Alice in Wonderland".  Sometimes the rabbit is the hero, other times he's the bystander.

As I wandered the aisles I thought, "why not add a couple of these to my book pile?"  Why not take myself back to the 8-year-old girl who read everything she could get her hands on and spent many a quiet summer afternoon curled up in a chair moving through words to a magical, mystical, elsewhere?  Why not?

"Someday you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again." - C.S. Lewis

Monday, November 2, 2015

Rusty Rabbit

What an honor to meet this venerable lapin.  So many stories must exist in his head and heart -- stories I would love to hear. 

When introduced, he told me that he wears his rusty heart on the outside so that all will know of the years behind him.

Unfortunately our time was limited as he was late for his afternoon tea.  Perhaps one day we can sip tea together and he will tell me all of his rabbit tales!

"The secret of genius it to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm." - Aldous Huxley


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