Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Bun-Buns Have Left The Building

 Well, the bun-buns graduated sometime Tuesday. They got their jump on and went out a small gap at the top of the pen above the roof on one end. Definitely anticlimactic, but good for them! The whole point was to get them ready, and they were.

Can't say we don't miss them ... Lol, Ray said, "I didn't even get to say goodbye!"

I've been putting kale out for them (both inside and outside of the pen). A full day passed with no action. But this morning, I found a partially eaten piece inside the pen, and a large one on the outside that'd been chewed down to the stock. Score! :)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Bunny Update

Milk ... it does a Bunny good!

I'm happy to say that Eenie, Meenie & Moe are doing great! Happy, healthy and growing by the day!

We've graduated them to days in a pen we made for them outside (we still bring them inside at night), which has them acting a bit more like wild bunnies - as it should be, since we'll release them when their big enough.


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Eenie, Meenie & Moe

Here they are Thurs morning, 11/16, in their make-shift nest
My Nana sent me an e-mail about my post on the bunnies, saying how surprised she was I hadn't already brought them all in the house. Ironic. That same morning I'd changed role from observer to Bunny Mama. Does she know me, or what?

After two days with no sign of Mama having visited, I found the littlest two weak and listless on Friday morning. Minutes later, I'd made a quick nest using a gift bag, tissue paper, leaves, grass and clean dryer lint for "fur" and had mixed and warmed powdered kitten formula (left over from Baby-Bunny-Mama-Drama).

I'm happy to say they seem to be doing really well (relief!) ...

Today we decided to get them out for a bit of fresh air and sunshine ...
Moe, Eenie and in the background is Meenie
 I was laying in the grass to get the above shot, when one quickly favored a better location ...

They have a tiny ridge of teeth wanting to come through and, Eenie gummed a bit of grass. How about that? The runt seems to be at the head of his class! I think I'll pick up some kale tomorrow. And a little cage (gift bag, teeth coming in, add two ultra-curious miniature pinschers that we refer to as, "The Thugs" ). Speaking of which! One of them [ahem, Tequila!], woke me up at 3am Saturday. I thought she had to go out, but she really just had a bad case of bunny on the mind. Wasn't so amused at the time.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Fresh Batch of Bunnies

Tequila, one of our min-pins, found a nest with three bunnies in it this past Sunday. It's not much of a nest, just a small hole about the size of my fist, tucked in the side of a mound of loose dirt, with a bit of fur and grass in it ...

  Anyhow, one of the little guys was out of the nest, making squeeking noises in response to Tequila's interest. Fortunately, she'd caused him no harm, and I put him back with his siblings.

These pics are from Tuesday morning ... they are so adorable!

As of last night, all three are still accounted for, a bit bigger and definitely more active! They still don't have their eyes open, so my sweet husband made a make-shift corral of 2x4's to help keep them from wandering under the fence where they would be far more exposed and might not find they're way back.
I checked on them before going to bed and found they'd moved out of the nest (which has lost it's shape anyway and is now more of a dent than a hole) and were cuddled together at the bottom of the hill, so I gathered leaves around them for a make-shift nest.

Wild rabbits aren't very discriminating about where they make their nest (we found a nest right outside our front door last winter). Mama doesn't stay with her babies (she'd be more likely to attact preditors). She'll stay in the area and visit for only brief periods during the late night hours. So if you find a nest of bunnies, you should know that it's pretty unlikely they've been abandoned.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Getting Back in the Groove

I knew I'd been "away" awhile, but was still surprised to see just how long it's been since I posted (and to realize just how much I miss this simple pleasure of sharing). Here are a few recent pics from around our house  ~ The Casa ~ our own little getaway ...

Unexpected Guest
I'd just about finished trimming this double Palm in our front yard,
when I realised I'd had company the whole time!
Poor guy, he must've been a movin' and a groovin' to stay away from
the clippers and falling branches!

Pool of Life
Tadpoles in various stages ...Get them Skeeters!

The Nose Knows
~ Cypress Tree ~
Another feature for, "Do You See What I See?"

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Where is Thumpkin?

Well, I can tell you where's she's been. Thumpkin has been in a time warp. The past two months have been insanely busy. Besides the usual, we've been full steam ahead on a multitude of yard projects. But I'm still snapping pics ... Here are a few recent ones from my all time favorite place to shoot - our own yard :)

Corn Snake, aka Rat Snake (Good Snake)
cloudy eyes means he's getting ready to shed

resident bunny

The Master-Mind

Some Cool Highlights:

* My brother, Win & our sweetheart, Heather, are engaged!
* AND! They're getting married at our house next April!
* We stood less than 50-ft away from a Bobcat in our
yard last week (amazing!)
* My Nana is on FaceBook! HooRah!!! :)

Brought to you by the letter E

xoxo ...

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Gonna Kick My Shoes Off ...

Gonna Kick My Shoes Off and Play in the Sand!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Do You See What I See ...

I'm always finding shapes in things. Clouds, trees, shadows. "Look! There's the eye, the mouth, the ..."

This morning I walked through the woods around our house and came across this little treasure, an "Alligator" posing as a Cypress Tree ...

I decided to deviate from the norm and add the missing detail. PhotoShop can be so much fun!

Here's the original ...

Sunday, March 6, 2011

2nd Annual Mercato Fine Arts Festival

I met up with my aunt Mary yesterday at the Mercato Fine Arts Festival. She was volunteering as a booth sitter for the Naples Art Assoc.

The glass bottles in the window caught my eye
The Mercato offers Retail below, Residential above
... all very upscale, of course, in Naples fashion

I really enjoyed this show. It was a much more relaxed atmosphere and there was more opportunity to talk with the Artists, who were all very gracious in letting me photograph their amazing work ...

Sculptor John Townsend

These whimsical sculptures by Peter Otfinoski would look fabulous in a park!

Fun & Colorful Woodwork by Ellen Phaff
I couldn't resist getting one of her little fish for Ray :)
Driftwood Carving by Frank Miranda ... what a fabulous imagination!

Plexiglass Sculpture by Lucy Phelps
The color  in her work changes depending on the angle of view. Truly stunning.
Plexiglass Sculpture by Lucy Phelps
My favorite pic of the day

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Resting My Eyes

A Visual Ode to Those Who Love To Read

"Resting My Eyes"

Another of my loves is reading, which I attribute to my Grampy, who was an avid reader. These are actually Margaret's glasses (Billy's m-i-l), but the photo reminds me of him. It's little things like this, that keep love alive.

I'll never forget Ms. Hamilton, my 9th grade English teacher, presenting my class with The Old Man and the Sea. She asked if any of us had heard of it and I raised my hand, saying that I'd read it. Astonished, she told me that I couldn't have, "It's on the college reading list!"

I proudly declared that my Grampy had given it to me to read when I was eight or nine. After testing me with a few questions (that I was able to answer), she informed me I'd be reading it again. I had her all four years of high school and still remember her as one of my favorite teachers.

I think I just inspired myself to read it again, for old times sake.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Chillin' with Billy ...

We tagged along with Tugboat this afternoon, who had a date with his girlfriend, the lovely Miss Felda.

While there, we got a chance to check out Billy's garden. Cabbage, Tomatoes, Green Onions, Watermelon ... I'm certain I've left something out; I was a bit distracted by the monster Cabbage! I don't eat it, mind you, but I can certainly appreciate it's huge, lush beauty and, more so, the fact that Billy has a green-thumb. She also has mad cooking skills & treated us to a "practice" batch of Corn Beef & Potatoes. Alright, so it was Cabbage (just seeing if you're paying attention :)

Billy's Farmville

Home Grown
Billy's Farmville

Billy's Farmville

Eeny, Meeny, Miny ... Mo!
"Woo-Hoo! It's Thursday!"
Miss Felda & Tugboat having a little Pre-Friday Celebration

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A Walk In The Park (Naples National Art Festival)

32nd Annual Naples National Art Festival
hosted by The Von Liebig Art Center

I met up with my Aunt Mary (Ree) this past Sunday at Cambier Park for the Art Festival. There were well over two hundred artists and I couldn't even begin to guess how many visitors. The Von Liebig certainly knows how to put on a well organized show.

There were plenty of items to "Ooh" and "Aah" over and here are just a few of the things that caught my eye ...

These wire sculpture/mobiles (by Michael Gard) were absolutely beautiful! They're hand-woven with wire, in a multi-step process and range in size from 12" to life size. I could definitely see one of these hanging from our porch (Lotto dreams!) ...

Wind Vane Sculpture by Andrew Carson

And amongst much of the expected forms of artistry on display, was the completely unexpected ... these amazingly life-like wax sculptures. The little girl's body language and expression says it all


The Security Officer

Pinky, Ree & Butler Bob

My only regret was that I didn't better document my pics (to give credit where credit was due)! My sincere apologies to the fine artists. Only one thing to do, remember the lesson for the next adventure ... 
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