Slice of Life : the park, flowers and a baby bunny

A few days ago I saw a tiny little bunny that had ventured out a wee bit from the flowers and foliage in the front ot my house. This was the best picture that I could get of him before he went to hide again.

A few days went by and I was weeding in that area, and then later mowing close by to it, hoping that if he was still around, that I was not scaring him to death or anything.

Meanwhile on Wednesday, I had 3 of the grands for the afternoon and we went to a local park. It’s about two minutes away and I like it because while there are swings, slides, and climbing apparatus, there is also a creek in the back. In the spring we see Canadian Geese and ducks there.

I only had my old phone with me so I couldn’t capture the myriad bees and butterflies that were swarming this bush….I have no clue what it is ( do any of you know? ) but I did get a closeup of the flowers, which almost looked like a mix between a flower and a berry to me.

We had a kid-approved lunch of hotdogs, beans and chips prior to heading out to the park.  Once in the water I instructed them in the art of making mud-pies ( “I feel so FREE” Aiselyn said, which just cracked me up! : )

Their brother eventually ventured in as well after spending most of his time on the swings.

Back home we had some watermelon, and later on, I was thrilled to see the baby bunny was still around and had ventured out for HIS meal.

So tiny and precious!

Well just an ordinary slice of life here :)

This little bunny reminded me of one a year or two ago and a favorite photo of it. I looked it up :

How about you? :)  Do you enjoy the birds & critters as much as I do ? :) 

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23 Responses to Slice of Life : the park, flowers and a baby bunny

  1. Karen says:

    I almost stepped on a baby bunny last month – so cute and hopping out from under the porch of the workshop when I was heading to the lawnmower – saw him several more times (or one just like him lol)
    love seeing kids play and not be on ipads and such they are having such fun. I was glad my grands that are teens were not on electronics so much this visit and actually were talking and roasting marshmallows!
    Just a mention – last week you mention some low stat numbers – mine were too and found out Bloglovin was not showing all of the blogs that they should have – some thought I was gone for a week or so before they checked back in when all of a sudden they realized it was bloglovin not contacting them with updates – it is working now – but yes a lot have gone to pinterest – I am trying it but really do not see that much fun in one sentences and one photo – I want chit chat!

  2. barb says:

    what a sweet bunny! great photos thanks for sharing.

  3. Eileen says:

    Hello, sounds like a great time with the grand kiddies. The bunny is adorable. Is the plant Thistle? The butterflies love it. I never look at my stats, I assume they go up and down often? Great photos.
    Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

  4. gail says:

    I love seeing the bunnies in my yard, hiding from me in plain sight. And the many deer and turkeys I spot as I travel around the area. They always lift my spirits. Ordinary life is the very best. :)

  5. Kyle says:

    I always enjoy seeing your week, adventures, and floral and flauna through the lens of your camera. The bunny and flower photo is adorable.

  6. Judy Miller says:

    I think the plant is a Thistle also. Nothing better than a day spent playing with the Grands!!! Last year, Momma Rabbit made her nest in my woodland garden. It was so neat when Baby bunnies came out to see their new world.

  7. Robin says:

    The bunny is adorable. We don’t see much of anything wild around here. Maybe a seagull or a magpie. . . I did see a cluster of chicks as I was rounding a corner on Sunday. I slowed down to see what was going on. It was a covey of quail with 1 male, two females, and about 12 chicks scratching in the weeds for seeds or insects. I usually have to get out of the valley to see anything and then it’s just a view from a passing car. I have 2 or 3 of my grand kids this afternoon. It would be fun to go to a park or something but it’s just too darn hot for me. I don’t know what the plant is. The blossoms almost look like a thistle but the leaves definitely don’t have thorns.

  8. Margie Miller says:

    When I lived in my own home, I had a family of bunnies living under my lilac bushes…eating the roots. I lost both bushes. But the bunnies were cute!

  9. Deb says:

    I think it is a thistle plant. Sounds like you and the grands are enjoying the summer. Love the bunny – as long as they are not in my garden!

  10. Joanna says:

    Oh Debra, I know you love the little bunnies, but those little rascals can do more damage in a garden than 10 of their mommas can. They are just to hungry. I went out to pick green beans yesterday and they had pretty much eaten every leaf – not the beans, just the leaves. Oh well, at least they’re cute.

  11. BillieBee says:

    What a wonderful thing to hear a child say. Love the bunnies. Where my daughter lives there is a bunny that visits. He/she is so cute.

  12. Joyce says:

    Cute kids and cute bunny! I have expanded our bird and squirrel feeding to include a mom raccoon and her young one – not really a baby, more like a 5th grader! They come at night and I capture them on a trail camera. Our bunnies must be self sufficient because I never see them visiting my snack station!

  13. FlowerLady says:

    What a cute bunny. Hope he doesn’t feast too much in your gardens.

    I loved it that one of your grands said she felt so free playing in the creek.

    Happy Summer ~ FlowerLady

  14. Dewena says:

    I hope you will remember to tell Aiselyn about this charming remark someday when she’s an adult!

    We are complete fools for the rabbits and squirrels and chipmunks and birds in our yard, always have been. I think our less sentimental neighbors shake their heads at us. We feel like proud grandparents ourselves when we see all the baby birds being raised in our bushes and trees.

  15. Grands smiling and a baby bunny poking around – life is good, Debra. :-) I’m not familiar with the plant. What I’ve noticed this year is all the chirping from the birds, and something is eating the leaves of my flowers. I don’t know if I have a visitor or if bugs are enjoying the smorgasbord, but they are stripping the leaves right off.

  16. Melanie says:

    The bunny is so cute! We have a bunch of them here, too…living under the bushes both in front and back. Too cute what your granddaughter said about the mud pies. Oh, to be a kid again!

  17. Kim says:

    We have a baby bunny in our yard. I love seeing him, he’s so teeny tiny and he’s not really afraid of me. Although when I sang to him he ran…hmmm… ;)

  18. Joanne says:

    This is the first year that I have seen bunnies in my yard. The plant is a burdock.

  19. Grandma Kc says:

    I love all the creatures and flowers in my backyard but I sure do wish I had a bunny!

  20. What an adorable guest! You’re venturing into Beatrix Potter land.

  21. Susan Nixon says:

    I don’t know if anyone enjoys them as much as you do! I do love to see your pictures, though, and I have seen a baby bunny hopping about my front yard in the early morning or late afternoon. Always makes me smile, as did Aisln’s comments about feeling free making mud pies!

  22. Awwwwww…we have a bunny that stops by every day. In fact, it’s here right now eating some clover, which is all too prevalent this year.

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