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A Full Moon And Two Animal Visitors

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I woke up early this morning to be greeted by an amazing full moon blazing across the sky.  Although my photo doesn’t do it any justice, the memory emblazoned on my brain/heart is spectacular.  There is something lovely about being out here in nature without many buildings thwarting the Universe’s beautiful gifts.

I’ve been watching this moon for a few days now, sitting by my front door in the quiet evenings when all is still and the stars are twinkling.  The silence here is soothing to me and I am grateful for it.  It’s like the sound of falling snow.  I’m always entranced by the unique sensations that come with being outside with snow falling all around me.

But as I was enjoying a serene moonlit night a few days ago, I had two visitors.  Yup!  You know how I get so excited when my animal friends come to visit!  Much to my surprise, the first visitor was aviary.  I had the distinct feeling that it was a bat, however, it could have been a bird.  As I was sitting under the overhang by my front door, suddenly it swooped toward me, circled around under the eaves of the porch roof and then left.  Believe me when I tell you, I was stunned.  It was like a whoosh of energy came and went in just a few seconds.  Most definitely, the bird was making its presence known to me.  I felt like it was a sign, but for what, I don’t know.  Do any of you know?

The second visitor came along about ten minutes later as I was still searching the skies for the bird who had left, wanting but not wanting it to return because I am a bit afraid of birds as it is.  Suddenly, my little bunny Clover came hopping across the lawn.  In the darkness, I saw movement out of the corner of my eye, but I wasn’t sure what it was.  Then he hopped right onto the slab where I sat in my rocking chair.  We both kinda gasped when he skittered to a stop, suddenly each aware of each other because I think he was merrily hopping by without noticing me sitting there and I was oblivious to where he was since it was dark outside.

He stopped about a foot away from me and for a moment we both froze, looking at each other.  Then he turned and hopped back behind the chair on the other side of the porch.  He didn’t move, nor did I.  We have been friendly for months now.  He is used to my voice, so I began softly talking with him.  He angled himself so that he could watch me with one eye.  Enough light from the moon shone by that time and I could see he was resting comfortably.  You know me, I was enjoying our time together, asking him about his home under my back porch and about his life.  He didn’t answer, but he did stay.  I talked about the moon and how beautiful the night was.  After a few minutes, I told him that it was time for me to go to bed and that it was late for him too.  I thanked him for our unexpected visit and told him goodbye.  As I got up, he remained stoically in his spot.  Thank goodness as I didn’t want him to bolt into my house!  I know he probably wouldn’t have gone in anyway, but I wanted to make sure.  Having a wild rabbit in a home with two diva cats wouldn’t be prudent on my part!

I wonder what message Clover had for me that night and what message the bird/bat was delivering.  If anyone has any ideas, please let me know.  I know that some of you have knowledge that I lack, so anything that comes to you, please pass it along to me!  Thank you!  Make sure you go out to see that beautiful moon tonight too!  It’s the second full moon in March!

Shine On!

xo

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Rabbit Rabbit With Clover

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I have a bunny whom I met when I first moved into the house.  He was a small brown rabbit, a baby.  I never saw him with any other bunnies.  We got used to each other over time and he has gotten to the point where he doesn’t run from me, although he doesn’t come near me either.  But we can sit companionably nearby whenever we meet.

He’s been sleeping under my porch as I have seen him hopping out from under it in the mornings which made me wonder – why?  I thought that bunnies lived in burrows.  But a good friend (thanks Mark!) told me that it’s the boy bunnies who tend to live above ground, leaving the momma and her babies to stay safely in the burrows.  So that makes sense to me and it makes me grateful for my porch which offers him shelter during the stormy weather.

I named my bunny Clover and although I don’t have a new photo of him to show you, you’ve seen him before here, and here .

Being that today is March 1st and our special Rabbit Rabbit, White Rabbit, White Rabbit day, I thought it fitting to share my Clover with you!

May your month of March be filled with love, light and healing —- and LUCK!

Shine On!

xo

Can You Name Who Left These Tracks?

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All different tracks in the snow!  And none of them human!

So I went outside after the snowfall and in the back of our property here, there were tons of footprints in the snow!  It was, as if once the snow stopped, all of the little animals came out to play and Waaaaa!!!  I missed the show!  You know how I love my little animal friends.  It looks like they had a party while I was asleep.

None of the tracks were human.  There were no shoe prints, only interesting tracks and all different kinds.  There were a few more photos that I took, but they were blurry so there are an additional two different tracks still unnamed.  Maybe you can help me figure out who made them?  Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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1. Who made these tracks?

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2. Do you think it’s a deer?

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3. Bunny?

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4. A herd of deer perhaps?

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5. Any ideas?

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6. This was in a pattern too.

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7. Last but not least…who made these tracks?

For ease in identifying them, I numbered them 1-7.  If you have any ideas or know about paw prints, please let me know!  I thought it was a fun way to put your expertise to the test because I am certainly clueless with these!

Thanks for any and all help!

Shine On!

xo

Night Bunny

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It’s All Saint’s Day today, along with the famous first of the month, Rabbit, Rabbit, White Rabbit, White Rabbit.  You knew I would remind you, didn’t you?  Quickly, say it if you haven’t already!

It’s also my Dad’s unbirthday (I just made that word up).  Unbirthday because he passed away five years ago, but in my mind, as soon as I hear it’s November 1st, I think of him.  Habit, reflex, nostalgia, and being connected with him even years after his passing makes it a significant day on the calendar for me.  I couldn’t help myself as tears welled up in my eyes this morning thinking of him.  Do you think of loved ones on their unbirthdays even though they have already passed away?

I know the veil is thinner at this time and I am praying for a sign from him.  I don’t know why.  Maybe I want validation that he hears me or that he approves of what I’ve done since he’s been gone.  I guess we never really release that approval piece from a parent or at least I haven’t.  Sad to say I guess, but true.  I want him to be proud of me.  I want him to know that I am trying my best under extraordinary strain at times.  I want him to hug me today even though I know he can’t physically.  I want a sign from him.  Even though I am middle-aged, I think sometimes I feel like a little girl.  Does that make sense?  Do you sometimes feel that way or is it just me?

It’s funny how once you’re middle-aged, we begin to parent our own parents too.  We take care of them as they grow older and are less able to take care of themselves.  I see it all the time with my friends whose parents are still here.  Nobody actually prepares us for the ‘sandwich generation’ piece of life.  We just somehow muddle through it with help from friends and people who have experienced it before us.

But that’s our job.  As the generations before us have done for centuries, we take care of the elder generations.  Parents, family members and such, we are their caretakers as they grow older.  Hopefully we do it with grace and dignity so that we are good role models to our own children, and the younger generations so that they can take care of us as well.

Oh what a tangent I’ve gone off on today.  I’m sorry.  My fingers have just been talking on the keyboard while my cheeks remain tear-stained.

But the other night, I went outside to look at the stars and my little bunny Clover hopped by.  He stayed with me for about 20 minutes before I went back in the house.  He even posed for me sweetly as he is wont to do.  You can see his eyes twinkle in the light of the flash.  He sat nearby and just ate the clover in the grass while I talked with him, pouring my heart out to him.  Isn’t it lovely that we have wildlife who care to listen?

Shine On!

xo

 

Rabbit Rabbit It’s September 1st!

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It’s September First and you know what that means, don’t you?

RABBIT RABBIT, WHITE RABBIT WHITE RABBIT

Have you said it yet?  If not, please do because if you know me, you know it’s important.  You can find out here in case you don’t remember.  Above is a photo taken yesterday of my dear little bunny friend whom I’ve named Clover.  She was sunbathing behind the shed between the garage and shed by the patio.  She’s grown quite a bit since I moved here as then she was just a little itty bitty bunny.  She’s getting a bit tamer and allows me to sit outside about 3 feet away from her without being frightened.  She doesn’t run when she sees me coming and if she hops into the yard while I’m out there, she doesn’t scurry away, even if she hears my voice.  And, no, I don’t know if she’s a boy or a girl bunny, so I named her Clover which I think is a neutral name! LOL

I enjoy the wildlife around my home as you may already know.  Even in the new place, I’ve had experiences with honeybees,  geese here and here!  Then there are the previous squatters in my rental home before I moved in who had to leave – Ants, Wasps and Mice Oh My!

Ok, time for spirit totem in case you were wondering…

If Rabbit has hopped into your life:

Rabbit reminds us to examine and utilize the tools we have within ourselves. Although our instincts are innate, they also need nurturing and development. Rabbit meanings deal primarily with abundance, comfort, and vulnerability. Traditionally, rabbits are associated with fertility, sentiment, desire, and procreation.

Shine On!

xo

 

 

 

Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’

Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’

“Oh what a beautiful morning,
Oh what a beautiful day,
I’ve got a wonderful feeling,
Everything’s going my way.”*

This morning I awoke with this song in my head so I took a picture that I’d taken from the balcony of a ship in the Caribbean at dawn, quickly and easily added the headline and voila!  Today’s post!
I was never a morning person, but 2 kids later and here I am.  I love the beauty of a quiet morning…and I love the beauty of a sunrise ~ the celebration of a new day filled with infinite possibilities!  Being that it’s a Monday and in the USA, it’s also Tax Day, I thought I’d try to give you some extra beauty for the start of the week!
Spring has certainly spring here as I was rewarded for my early rising with the special sighting of a tiny chipmunk and a little wild bunny who came to visit my patio this morning!  I’ve seen Chippy before on my patio, but this was the first sighting of the bunny!  I just happened to look up and see Thumper hopping toward my patio door and then he turned when he saw the kitty eyes at the door checking him out!
I feel so blessed with the Presents of Presence of today!
May your day be blessed with little lucky surprises as well!
xo

*Music by Richard Rodgers, lyric by Oscar Hammerstein II
Copyright © 1943 by Williamson Music

Here Comes Peter Cottontail…

Happy Easter…a little early!

What I adore about the month of December is the daily anticipation that it brings…because many days, nestled alongside the junk mail and bills is a white envelope or two.  In those envelopes are unexpected surprises ~ notes and pictures from friends wishing us a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I don’t know about you, but I love to get a card in the mail ~ that connection that it makes between the giver and the receiver…the physical showing that I THOUGHT OF YOU ~ means so much!

With this is mind, if you are so inclined…check out my video of some of the cards you can send via your computer, writing your heartfelt message, even including pictures ~ all for less than $1 a card (plus .45 postage).

If you are interested, I’ll give you a free account and card to start you on your way…and if not, just enjoy a few moments of peaceful music and pretty cards. 🙂

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Either way, Happy Monday and Happy Easter to you!

xo