Goodness, that title almost seems like a menu entry, but don't worry I won't be serving any rabbit this Easter. I do hope that the "hot" weather we're having doesn't toast the flowers too soon though.
This Scribble Picnic RABBIT might be a chocolate bunny camouflaged to hide amongst the spring flowers so as not to get eaten. Inspired by a ceramic bunny in blue and white that I used to have, I chose to use different flowers and colors.
I was half tempted to use the cracked glass technique on this to make it look like a well-worn ceramic piece and had it been done smaller, and I could have used it on a card I probably would have, but to keep in the sketch pad it didn't seem prudent to use all that embossing powder.
Both HWNSNBP and I are amazed at the amount of flowers that have bloomed in this garden this spring. We have not planted anything new here in a long while so it appears that the plants are happy and are spreading their happiness throughout. Besides the crocuses and daffodils which are bulbs, we have scilla and chionodoxa springing up in the oddest places. I know those were originally corms when they were planted, but we're thinking that they also will self seed if they are in the right conditions.
We even have some pansy and Johnny-jump-up volunteers on the pathway.
Today I noticed that the Confederate violets are blooming along with the spring beauty.
And I spied a few yellow wood violets although they're getting fewer and harder to find.
The bluebirds are regulars to the suet feeder these days. They wait patiently for their turn while the other birds feed. They happily grab up what might have fallen to the ground.
And I'm happy to report that the nest cam does indeed show a nest in the making. There was a lot of wing waving and in-an-out-check-it-out by both the Mr. and Mrs. But you can never be certain that they're going to nest there until they get that nest built. By the way, HWNSNBP has decided to name them Phil and Cora. Extra points if you know who Phil and Cora were. I'll be posting updates on the nesting progress throughout the spring and early summer. Hopefully we'll get a couple of clutches again this year.
Okay, enough about the flowers and birds, it's back to RABBITS and time to mosey on over to Dotty Hill to check out what's down, or up from the rabbit hole! Click here to join me as I visit all the Scribble Picnickers this week. And should you care to join in next Wednesday, the theme is LADDER.