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September 1st Rabbit Rabbit

September 1st Rabbit Rabbit

Well dear friends, we’ve made it to September 2, 2020!  Pat yourselves on the back that we are still here.  I’m sorry my post is a day late, but better late than never, right?

Did you remember to repeat, “Rabbit Rabbit, White Rabbit, White Rabbit” yesterday?  If you didn’t, then quickly say it now!  I think we need all of the luck we can as we begin the Fall season with schools starting.  I know that my family and I do!

How are you doing there where you are?  Are you and your family doing well?  Are your children returning to school?  How’s your job situation?  I know these are very uncertain times so please stay safe.

As for my Clover (you may remember my yard bunny and her baby), I haven’t seen them in quite awhile.  Recently we’ve had fox sightings and I’m wondering if something has happened to them.  Sightings of the silver fox and red fox have been more frequent so I am hoping that Clover and her baby are just not around when I am outside.  While I enjoy new wildlife in my vicinity (and have seen a baby red fox as well), I’m saddened by not seeing my special bunny.

However, Fatty, Mrs. Fatty and Skipper the baby (the groundhog family) have been scarce too.  I did catch Fatty running through the backyard the other day, so that was good.  We have chipmunks here as well who are very daring and scoot past me closely.  They are all just so much fun to watch.

Let me know how your wildlife is doing please.  I love to keep up with your special animal friends, so I hope all is well with them.  Of course, as always, I hope all is well with you and yours.

Keep shining your heartlights.  Stay in touch with your loved ones.  These are strange times indeed.  Let’s pray for a peaceful September.  God Bless.

Shine On!

xo

 

 

 

 

Knock Knock

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You know how much I love the wildlife that live nearby so I had to share this story with you.  A friend of mine was awakened yesterday morning by insistent knocking on her door.  What she found when she went to the door was this groundhog!

A groundhog actually was knocking on her door!  Notice that he’s standing up on his hind legs and his front paws are on the door.  As my Mom would say, “it sounds like a story to tell it” (meaning it sounds farfetched), but you’ve got the proof here!  I have to agree, truth is sometimes stranger than fiction.

She explained that when she realized that it was a groundhog knocking on her door and peering in like a nosy neighbor, she went back upstairs to get her phone to take a photo.  When she returned moments later, he was still in the same position.  So we’ve aptly named him Nosy – for Nosy Neighbor!

What she found interesting was that he was still in the same spot peering in her window as if he was casing the place and checking it out.  Have you ever had any experiences with groundhogs like this?  I have a few in the backyard, but to my knowledge, none of them have come up to my door to knock!

I wonder what message he had to give?  Have you ever had any wildlife come actually knocking on your door?

Shine On!

xo

 

On A Quiet Sunday Morning

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It’s sunny today which automatically puts a smile on my face these days.  Although with the news being as it is, the sunny positivity amidst the unrest lately makes staying home even easier for me during the quarantine.  While I’m not one to ostrich myself and put my head in the sand instead of being aware of what’s going on, I find the negative forces overwhelming.  Are you feeling similarly?

I find that shining our heartlights is even more important these days.  Connecting with people who raise our loving vibrations is necessary to stay afloat during these uncertain times.  Reaching out helps each of us to continue to grow compassion, understanding and the light which is so needed in our world these days.

I am saddened by the news more often than not, since it seems that we are being divided in so many ways, instead of coming together as a world full of love.  Stress, fear and negativity spike often and it leaves me feeling drained more often than not, which is why I haven’t been posting as often.

I am grateful for the peace within me that radiates as the warm breeze flows outside my home.  Nature has been calling and Gaia’s love has helped to center me when trouble comes.  I’ve had many encounters lately with all different animals who share this parcel of land with me.  The three groundhogs, Clover the bunny, the hawks and birds, the heron who flies by occasionally and the chipmunks who race across the outdoor patio have brought much joy to my days with their antics.  Unfortunately, my camera is not as quick as they are, otherwise I’d share my experiences with you.  Then there are the deer and the nighttime bats who appear at dusk.  Do you ever take the time to notice all the creatures around you?

I hope my post finds you all healthy and happy and safe from the virus that is plaguing our planet.  I pray for health and peace for all of us.  I keep you all in my prayers.  Keep shining your heartlights as we need each other!

Shine On!

xo

 

 

Rabbit Rabbit March 1st

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If you’ve been a part of The Presents of Presence for any length of time, you know what today is, right?   Rabbit Rabbit, White Rabbit, White Rabbit!  Come on, say it with me!  Did you remember this morning?  If not, let’s say it now!

I was actually up late last night and so at 12:01am, I said it before I went to bed.  But then I said it again this morning as I drank my coffee.  I figured twice in one day would make the month extra special and who doesn’t want an extra special March!

March is the month of Leprechauns and searching for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!  A lucky four leaf clover and all the joy that comes as Spring arrives.  Surely I’ll be seeing my little bunny (aptly named Clover) soon.  I’ve been talking about him for awhile so if you’ve missed it, you can see here that coincidentally on another March 1st I wrote about him and added a bunch of links to his photos.

I wish you all a month full of joy and the best of luck!  Keep shining your heartlights and take the time to notice the goodness all around you, especially in nature.  Soon we’ll see our favorite critters come back into our yards.  Who are you looking forward to seeing again?

Shine On!

xo

 

Happy Belated Bunny

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I’ve been remiss in writing lately.  It’s been busy here and I missed our Rabbit Rabbit for the month of April!  I’m so sorry!  Did you miss my friendly reminder?  Did you remember to say Rabbit Rabbit, White Rabbit White Rabbit?  Well, here’s your reminder for May!  Make sure you say it!

This is Clover, my resident bunny.  This was taken in April before the spring garden cleaning, hence the sticks and tall grass.  Since the photo, we’ve started getting the yard ready for Spring.  Have you started too?

Clover has grown and it’s so great to see her out and about now that Spring has sprung!  She’s not fearful at all of me which I find endearing and I’m careful not to scare her either.  However, her friend Mr. Grumpy Gopher (at least that’s what I think he is – or maybe he’s a groundhog?) doesn’t stick around to see if I’m going to talk sweetly with him.  As soon as he sees me, he scampers off as fast as his fat belly allows him!

Do you have a lot of wildlife in your yard?  I’ve been hearing the birds lately too, especially the cardinals.  All the fun of Spring growth is here and I can’t wait for the warm weather to not just tease us but actually arrive!

Here come the May flowers!  Keep shining your heartlights!  We need all the sunshine and warmth that our hearts can share!

Shine On!

xo

 

Animal Round Up For Halloween

Happy Halloween to you!  In honor of the holiday, I thought I’d take a few photos of the critters I’ve seen recently at the house.

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BIG SPIDER – at my front door.  Glad he didn’t knock!

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Cricket on the back patio during the day. I thought they only came out at night?

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Dead Katydid at the back door

 

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Sadly, dead moth who was feeding the ants as goes the circle of life.

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Mr. Squirrel posing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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But the best part? The deer who were just standing outside the barn after my last lesson. Sorry for the grainy photo, it was dark out!

 

I have missed seeing the deer in my new house.  At my old one, I would see them passing by at twilight across my neighbor’s front lawn.  But when I recently left a horseback riding lesson, while walking to my car, I thought a big dog was scampering past me.  When my eyes adjusted to the darkness, I saw an entire family of deer a few yards away from me.  How glorious for me!  As I quietly talked with them, they stood there listening intently.  It was such a precious moment!  They even patiently waited while I grabbed my phone and took a few photos.  This was the best photo of the group I got, although I’m sorry it’s so grainy.  It was dark out, but I could see them and their eyes twinkling in the night.

I love deer.  I’ve written about them before in my blog.  I love all animals, even little Mr. Mousey who hopefully lives outside only.  You know, I have two cats in my home whom I adore.  Hopefully one day, I will even get a big dog, but that will have to wait for now.  Maybe I won’t be able to get a dog, but perhaps someone will share theirs with me so that we can play fetch and romp with enthusiasm outside.

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Happy Halloween from Tiffy the American Bobtail and her favorite Witch!

There’s something about animals that I adore.  Sometimes, I think they are better than humans for they are more honest and loyal.  The older I’ve gotten, the more attuned I seem to be getting with animals, especially wildlife.  I wonder if it’s the Pisces in me?

I hope you have a lovely day.

Shine On!

xo

Focused

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Deceased praying mantis. Arms pointing to my home.

Ok friends, here’s another animal one for the blog.  The other day, I told you about the gas leak and propane leak at the house.  I also mentioned the dead animal smell in the backyard.  I never found the dead animal because I didn’t want to go looking for it honestly.  I’m not a gal who likes to see those types of things.  But the good news is that the smell has dissipated.  Thank goodness.

The gas leak is repaired.  Woo Hoo!  Hot shower here I come!  But as I ventured out to put out my garbage yesterday, I saw on my patio a dead praying mantis.  You may remember that I recently wrote about seeing a praying mantis and its symbolism here.  But a dead one?  I have scoured the internet looking for what it means to find a dead one facing my home (photo above).  However, I’ve found no answers to my question.

Last night on my way to bed, I saw a shadow in my kitchen window.  What in the world could it be?  So, me being me, I pulled back the curtain and it was a live praying mantis walking on the window outside.  I focused and took a bunch of photos of it and watched as he/she moved around.  I also peeked outside on the patio to confirm that it wasn’t the one I had previously seen dead because that one is still in the same position (and head was intact so if you were wondering if he had previously mated, apparently she wasn’t hungry).  If you don’t know what I’m referring to, I’ve read that the female praying mantis may eat the male after/during mating sometimes.  Can you imagine?

I saw a shadow of something through the kitchen curtains. As I lifted the curtains, I saw it was a large bug. It took about 20 minutes for me to watch the praying mantis walk around the window to realize what it was. What a lovely special visit before bedtime!

Anyway,  I thought it was interesting to note how the deceased praying mantis and the new live one on the window came into my life yesterday.  Just for the record, does anyone have any intuitive messages about this?  Please feel free to share.  Thank you!

Shine On!

xo

via Daily Prompt: Focused

A Tentative Encounter With A Mouse

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Well, the rental home is at it again in the animal department!  YIKES!  The other day I was out in the yard and out of the corner of my eye, I glimpsed a little mouse dart across the patio towards the house.

Stunned into silence (lucky for him because I can scream really LOUD!), I stood there unable to move.  Thank goodness he hadn’t run near me, but when he heard me take a step around the corner to see where he had gone, he froze in place.

We stared at each other for a good two minutes at only a three feet apart in distance.  I was thinking Aww, he’s cute!  Look at those ears – I wonder if the other mice refer to him as the Dumbo of mice!  They are so big!  Or am I imagining it?  Oh gosh, what’s he going to do?  Will he run at me and somehow run up my pants leg?  And he was probably thinking, Where in the world did she come from?  Oh no!  Where shall I go?

We were motionless, just staring at each other and I have to admit, I didn’t know what to do or how to stop the standoff.  I mean, I’m not a rodent fan, but he was cute.  Cute outside the house, yes!  But in the house, no way!  So I did what any other woman would do:

I picked up my foot and stomped it in place on the concrete.  You know, enough to scare him, but not to hurt him.  Just to get him to feel the earthquake (to him) vibration so that he’d skedaddle.  Lucky for me, he ran away and back to where he’d come from initially.  However, I felt badly because he must have been so scared that he wasn’t looking where he was going.  I heard a thump so I think he must have run into garage wall as he was scurrying away.

But yuck!  A mouse!  I wonder if he’s another one of my spirit animal totems?  Do you think I should look it up?

Shine On!

xo

via Daily Prompt: Tentative