Sometimes they sit staring into space or take small naps in mid-nibble. As the sun goes down one cuddles up to a rock, settles down and I am left wondering who will survive the stoats and the foxes tonight?
I know now from my lens that rabbits have completely individual faces. Some are braver than others and they seem to have eyes in the back of their heads. The smallest vibration sends them scurrying, their white tails catching the light as they turn towards the hill.
On twitter they joke with me about shooting them! But I see it all through a romantic haze and hang on every bunny hop, twitching nose and silvery whisker thinking how lucky I am to share breakfast with three baby rabbits every morning.
So very pretty.
This one has a really savvy face. Wonderful photo and words. Philippa xx
Vintage Jane says
Lovely post …
Catherine – I've been known to fall asleep in mid-nibble too 🙂 Well, not yet anyway, thank goodness. You have captured the beauty of this furry little creature but as a gardener, I'm not fond of them or their destructive nature. Today is a good day – haven't seen any nibbling my plants……. yet.
Lucy Corrander at Loose and Leafy says
I'm happy with my camera – until I see a photo like this.
Lucinda Keller says
Fantastic photo!! How adorable!
wow – such a great shot – how lucky that he was prepared to pose for you. Love the sunlight shining through his ear.
The detail in your image is fantastic Catherine. My heart wants to believe it is Peter Rabbit, my head knows it means trouble!
"Garden Whisperings" says
Love the photo, quite often on opening the blinds in the morning, am greeted with the sight of a rabbit or two, enjoying the early morning. I savour the sight until I venture outside and find all the scratch ins.
The Sage Butterfly says
I love watching them in the garden, but then I frown when I see them nibble on one of my perennials just coming up through the soil. My favorite time is later in the spring when I find the bunnies hiding beneath the rosemary plants.
Incredible detail and light. Just love it!
Oh! he's so handsome. All your hare photos are amazing. How wonderful it must be to watch them around and get to know them all.
Donna@Gardens Eye View says
I love when the rabbits sneak in and find the garden…we welcome them as they love the clover we grow for them. Just so cute.