Hopalong Hollow....

Hopalong Hollow, where the Blueberries grow sweet, and the moss feels soft beneath your feet.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

New Rabbits .....

Mr Twigs Halifax is knowledgeable in the field of bees and fungi. It seems an odd combination of interests, until you learn that he is also quite a fine cook, his specialty being wild Chanterelle and Portobello Mushrooms sauteed in a rich Honey-n-Herb Butter sauce....
His own recipe, of course.
 

Twigs is often joined on his early morning mushroom-hunting forays into the woods, by
the ever so lovely Miranda.

She doesn't give a whit about mushrooms, but has a certain vanity and fondness for "showing off" her many hats;
As they walk thru the woods, she enjoys the admiration of the chipmunk, squirrels and woodpeckers chattering from the treetops about how very pretty she looks today.
"What? this old thing? I only wear this hat when I don't care WHAT I look like...." 
 AHEM!
Miranda always brings along an empty basket, just in case Twigs discovers a large cropping of Shaggy Mane Mushrooms and runs out of space in his back-pack.

 Miss Emmaline, prefers to stay in the garden, tending the herbaceous borders, the strawberry beds and
experimenting with every new seed she can lay her paws on.
She is so anxious for her seeds to come  up, she tends to be bit overzealous with
the watering can.

Nothing makes her squeal with excitement quite so much as seeing  new seedlings
popping up, where, only last week, there was nothing but mud.


Emmaline has a special corner in the garden where she grows the herbs that Twigs Halifax uses in his Honey-n-Herb-Butter Mushroom sauce.

She's grateful that Twigs manages the bees... for she simply has no time for gathering honey,
but does enjoy their constant buzzing amidst her Petunias and Bee Balm.
  All in all, these  Rabbits make a pretty good trio.
 Happy Gardening!

30 comments:

  1. Jeri dear ~
    Your beautiful creatures take my breath away...so
    realistic and enchanting. I can just picture the
    Hollow in the thrust of Spring blooming and creativity.
    Blessings upon your golden heart and hands....

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    1. Our Mary, how very good to see you. Yes, the garden is looking very LUSH already, thanks to that wonderful RAIN! There is much going on in this neck of the woods. Hope you will make it to the Hollow sometime.

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  2. I fell in love with your rabbits, their faces are very expressive.

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    1. Terra, those faces can make all the difference in the character of the rabbit. It is always a surprise to see who they become as I work on them.

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  3. Such a cute trio of hares, Jeri! Each one is so talented and would make any gardener happy to have around. Such smart dressers they are. ♥

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    1. Martha, those rabbits have style, I envy the frocks they fit so nicely into. All my PIPS are in!I will love watching them grow and spread.

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  4. He is a very fine gent. My favorite of the trio for sure. Great job!

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    1. Charlene, I happen to agree with you about the gent; he is a one of a kind in the rabbit sense... and that is no small feat.

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  5. Well, well, well... Jeri, you really have outdone yourself this time!!! "A pretty good trio..." Now, that's for sure. How wonderful they are! Mr. Twigs Halifax does have a way of looking at one, as though daring anyone to doubt his many accomplishments. Miss Miranda has every reason to be vane, being such a pretty one. And, I would think Hopalong Hollow should be oh-so-happy to have a gardener like the industrious, and beautiful, Miss Emmaline.

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    1. Chip Butter, Rabbits around here never dig up the cabbages or carrots until it is time to serve them in salad for the family, for that we are grateful. AND, with rabbits doing the gardening, there is always a fresh bouquet of flowers on the table!

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  6. Thank you for the Lovely narrative of the bunnies going about their day. They are beautiful.

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    1. Maywyn, These are very busy rabbits, I try my best to keep up with them. Thanks for joining them on their daily rounds!

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  7. JERI LANDERS, how are ya???

    OK, once again, you have created a world that delightfully baffles my mind. HOW ON EARTH do you crank out such detail in what seems to be a short amount of TIME????

    Spring is here on your page, and these rabbits are ready to get that garden started! Delight, delight, delight. You must get these photos on Instagram!

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    1. Anita, I put off the Instagram after much frustration, seeing as it was designed to be used for the phone and not the PC. I rarely take pics with my phone and hate the idea of having to transfer everything. I KNOW I can figure it out eventually from the laptop...one day when I have the patience.

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  8. Your spring bunnies are a real delight, my favorite is Miss Emmaline.

    Enjoy their company and have fun in your gardens.

    FlowerLady

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    1. Hello Rainy, Emmaline has a look of innocence and determination about her. She also has the nicest fur.

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  9. After our winter, I am with Emmaline wanting those seeds to sprout yesterday:) What stunning vibrant characters ~

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    1. Hi Lady Locust, We are very perplexed with our poppy seeds, they stubbornly refuse to germinate!

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  10. Love Miss Emmy too. A bit of yourself perhaps? Still waiting for the weather to warm to plant annuals. And too much rain after not enough. Hope your spring is productive.

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    1. Donna, Yes, I am somewhat overzealous with my watering can and have more seeds than I know what to do with. It's time to just toss them in the garden and see what happens...

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  11. Ah Jeri I just want to travel into the woods with Twigs and Miranda...and garden with Emmy as well. Adorable rabbit folks! Hope you are having a lovely spring day. Hugs!

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    1. DEbbie, It's been raining all day so we gardeners are gazing out the window in longing. But, you know, April Showers bring May flowers.

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  12. Jeri,
    Well, a week later and here I am. Better late than never, right? I took your suggestion last year and cut the blooms back on my lavender before they grew up. This year they look pretty good. Thanks!

    Oh yes, my roses are all scented, would not buy a rose that did not have a scent. It is just heavenly! I have been dead heading the spent roses everyday and drying. I am going to make sachet bags.

    The yellow flower.. Dutchess and Carolyn agree that it is a wood sorrel.

    Now to your charming bun bun's. I am sitting her smiling from ear to ear. They are simply amazing, and you always know just the right clothes to fashion for them. Such sweet expressions.
    Have a great weekend!
    Love and blessings,
    Penny

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    1. Penny, so glad your Lavender are doing well! I gave mine a serious pruning and then worried that I had killed them, but, thank goodness, they are reviving and looking better each day. Sachet bags, nice! I like that wood sorrel, it is so pretty, a wild flower, I presume.

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  13. I love Twig's heart-shaped nose! You have kept yourself VERY busy. I am not surprised. One can tell you love creating these characters.

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    1. Cathy, it is true that I love making these folks.... I never quite know who they will be until I give them eyes, and their personality begins to appear.

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  14. Geri, you have a magical way of breathing life and personality into your creations....it's as if they were real...in a magical, whimsical world!!! Thanks for sharing your gift with all of us!!

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    1. Beverly, In a way, they are real, at least to me.... and I think, to whomever adopts them.

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