Monday, March 29, 2010

Nature Corner

When I came back to the Lou from the Q a couple of weeks ago, I found that spring had found my backyard.

Some of the jonquils had only just begun to bloom.

But the hyacinths smelled wonderful.

The bunny in the back yard had eaten most of the crocus and tulips.  Anyone have a recipe for rabbit stew?

11 comments:

Anne said...

Rabbit stew is my favorite! :)

I love the hyacinths as well-so divine!

Welcome spring!

dandelionmom said...

Poor bunny! You really should plant more things for her to eat--how is she supposed to raise her family on a few measly crocus? Why make her stew anyway? I am SURE she would prefer some greens...I don't think bunnies are all that big an hot meals.

dandelionmom said...

OOOHH!!! I get it! CARROT STEW--like in Tawny Scrawny Lion. You southerners and your weird ways of renaming things! Do you need to borrow my copy? I bet you could leave out the fish though...

Mary said...

If rabbits weren't so hard to skin, I would be having this one for dinner, and I do not mean as a guest. I am not sure if I will see a single tulip this year. Eaten, every one. I bark and throw things at her and she just sits there. I could almost walk up and kick her. We are the only house on the block with "pet" moles and rabbits. Don't get me started on the moles...... It makes me wish the alligator were real.

Mary said...

Well, the alligator is real, just not really an alligator.

I am going to the doctor tomorrow and not to work. I dread what will happen with my foot, but I hope that maybe it will be the beginning of wellness.

Amanda said...

If that bunny were in my yard, I would pick it up and cuddle it! I love them... they are so so cute. Do you get many squirrels? I love those little animals too. We don't have squirrels in Australia so I enjoyed seeing some 'real-live' ones last year during my trip.

Mary said...

The bunny wouldn't quite let you get close enough to cuddle. We have squirrels. I love the squirrels because (close your ears Dandelionmom) they feed the hawks and I love the hawks. The rabbits are generally too heavy for the hawks to lift, so they leave them alone. We have had the occasional fox after the rabbits though. I am a top of the food chain kind of gal. Bunnies, squirrels, doves are all there to feed the fox, hawk, owl, etc. I will look for a squirrel to photograph. We have gray ones instead of the red ones that my mom sees in Quincy. The mighty Mississippi divides the squirrels.

dandelionmom said...

We have red squirrels here too--I admit to a little burst of speed when I see one in the road--nasty rodents that chew on wiring and carry rabies --I am a complex individual :D I keep chickens-hawks and eagles are pretty but I like em up high or at least eating the less domestic and harder to catch things...bunnies actually have TONS of fleas-every time we see a cat with some hasenfeffa tartar I grab an extra dose of flea meds just in case-before they bring them in and a foothold is established. LOVE the doves though-that song in the mornings-pure poetry.

Mary said...

Maybe it is the SOUTH that has the gray squirrels? They are rats with bushy tails is what I say about them. If the bunnies didn't eat my flowers right to the ground I would be more forgiving.

My hubby loves the doves. I think he would sit out there all day long and protect them from the hawks if he could. But the hawks have to eat too.

Amanda said...

When we popped over to Canada (during my visit last year), I had the privilege to see a black squirrel. I saw quick a few in Newcastle where we were staying...haha, rats with bushy tails. Funny girl, Mary ;)

Mary said...

A black squirrel? I have never heard of black squirrels. I am stalking ours with my camera though and one day I will catch one of those slippery gray pests for the blog.