Yesterday, in honor of Spring’s arrival, I spent a couple of hours cleaning up fall’s remaining leaves and getting my vegetable garden ready for planting. The dogs were happy to be outside, enjoying the spring breeze. Or so I thought. Something else caught their attention. This baby bunny!
It’s not the first time bunnies have called our backyard home.
A couple of years ago, this bunny family was discovered among the bushes along the wall.
Guess it explains why my kale looks like palm trees.
They just need some sand and beach chairs. I’m dreaming of warmer weather. It’s been on the cold side more than usual around here. Perfect weather for working in the garden though. You never know what you’ll find.
Like this lone daffodil on the hill.
Or this angry bird. This is Hank’s creation. He says the cardinal should direct the other birds to my bird bath creation.
Can you spot the mother rabbit? She’s there. Among the bramble.
“I spy with my little eye….something that is brown.” She’s hard to find, but she’s there. Clue: “eye”.
It’s when color starts to creep back. That’s one of my favorite times as a gardener. I walk around the yard each day.
Taking in its beauty.
Amidst the leaves, life breathes anew.
And the not so new. This was my old dog’s stuffed animal. He lies here with Jack. It was his favorite.
I do believe there is woad in my back yard! Why does woad make me think of Elmer Fudd?
And this guy. I could barely get him to move out of the way while I cleaned up the leaves. He could have cared less that I was trying to clean up the joint.
I could have picked him up. I cleaned all around him. He’s kind of fat. Kale?
I took his cue and became a bump on a log.
Best two minutes of the day. Get out there. It’s so easy to stay inside when it’s chilly. Put a coat on. And say: “Bite me winter blues. You can’t stay ’round here no more.”
Arugula on the front porch planter.
All of these photographs, with exception to the bunnies, were taken yesterday in my backyard and front porch. I hope you enjoyed them as much as I enjoyed taking them.