It was just a picture-perfect morning.
The sun was out, the sky was blue, the heat and humidity took a hike … so I did too.
I closed the door and zipped right past those weeds that were ripe for the picking, but I did not stop to do so. Not only should I have yanked those pesky weeds, but the new growth on the bushes should have been nipped off as well, but there were paths to traverse and late Spring sights to savor, thus yard maintenance quickly was relegated to the bottom of the agenda. After all, a day this pretty was what we’ve all dreamed about throughout the cold Winter and coolish and rainy Spring, right?
My feet were on autopilot and found their way down to Council Point Park posthaste.
I started on the first loop and saw the big bunny pictured above immersed in the tall grass. He and his bunny buddies must be in their glory since the Park grass was overdue for a mowing, as you can see.
When I first came upon him, he was down on all fours nibbling away and oblivious to me. He looked so soft and furry that I would have liked to pick him up and cuddle him in my arms. But, I stopped in my tracks, and then backed up a little because I wanted to take his picture and thought the sudden movement of taking the camera from the case would startle him.
Well, he raised his head from his snack and those tall ears, almost translucent in the morning sun, twitched ever so slightly. His eyes were as big as saucers. He didn’t move a muscle, so he must have been petrified of me. Without looking down, my right hand unzipped the case and slowly drew the camera out, just like an old Western where the cowboy draws his gun from his holster out on the dusty street in front of the saloon. That bunny stood perfectly still so I quickly captured his very wide-eyed look . Suddenly, all I saw was the flash of a furry white tail, as he bolted for greener pastures, where hopefully he’d enjoy those extra-long and tender blades of grass and be undisturbed by humans.
While I concede I am not as fleet-footed as my furry friend, I suspect I travelled more miles than that bunny hopped because I added 5 ½ miles to my total today.