Monday, April 12, 2010

Photo a Week - Reflections


Now before you think I'm dotty this morning (well you may be right about that, but that's another post....), I'm using a different take on "reflections", okay? I have been "reflecting" upon the joy we took in watching the antics last summer of a baby rabbit whose mother gave birth to him in a hole underneath one of our storage sheds and hoping we'd have a similar delight this year. Well, no baby rabbits as of yet, but yesterday evening this young fellow appeared at the back of the yard, near the old rabbit hole, and this morning he came close to the back steps as the baby last year used to do frequently. Then he hopped off around behind the deck, just as the little one did. So I am assuming that this is our baby rabbit with a year's growth on him. He's still not fully grown, but I feel certain it's the same bunny. I am so happy to see him!

And here is a new visitor...or I should say a visitor not usually seen so close to my window. I put this cute little bird bath on the deck railing a month or so ago, put some water in it and waited to see the birds coming to drink. Nothing......
So I decided to try some seed in it, and attracted only squirrels for awhile. But this fellow showed up a couple of days ago and although I don't usually like to see them in the yard I had to admire his beauty and was happy to get this shot before he flew away.

7 comments:

JudiA said...

No rabbits come anywhere near us... too much activity and too many cats. Your little guy is adorable and so is that birdbath! What kind of bird is that?? His colors are subtle, but stunning.

MaryO said...

Judi, he's just a common grackle and usually comes in flocks to devour everything I put out for the birds, so I usually hate to see them come. I don't usually get to see them so close-up, either, so I was really taken with his colors.

Jennifer Rose said...

it probably is the same bunny, staying close to were it knows :) I love seeing all the colours in birds like that, they seem to just be black but when the sun hits them they shine :D

Serena said...

I love your take on the challenge, Mary! Such a cute little bunny and I love the colours of the grackle too...quite shimmery. :)

Shashi Nayagam said...

Oh what a cute little bunny. Wow that bird has some gorgeous feathers!! Thanks for sharing Mary.

BumbleVee said...

absolutely a perfect way to do a take on the word.... it's all good....I even thought somebody might do that when I jotted the word down...

I bet it is the same little bunny...

Our same family of robins is back making their nest in the juniper too....

I'm miles from home so doubt I can get my photo uploaded from here... even though I can visit your blogs

Greg's Dad had a stroke early yesterday morning and we jumped in the car and left. He is in the hospital. So...I will visit my sister while he goes to his family....I don't go there. It's a long story.... but, at least I can keep him company on the long drive... the 7 hours it takes to get here....

mike said...

Thanks for the kind words Mary. I just haven't been able to get into taking pictures for awhile, but after posting some pics I must admit I've missed it.