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( Jan. 1st, 2010 01:38 pm)

This rabbit is, incidentally, called Moo. Not the Moo, of course. BEWARE OF IMITATIONS.
Moo breakfast this morning:

And outside, my garden is progressing beautifully. I planted a few more things last week, and all are taking well. Had to transplant the Japanese mustard, as it was overshadowing some of the herbs and I was concerned they weren't getting enough sun. Usually I plan so that I don't have to bother with transplantation, but since this was a surprise, it was of course by definition unplanned. ;) Still, I was pretty sad the next day, as it appeared I'd killed it. Luckily Chris suggested that it might just be shocked, and had the possibility of coming back to life---otherwise I'd probably have dug up its carcass and disposed of it. A few days later, it did indeed come back...and once it's a little nicer looking, I'll photograph my zombie Japanese mustard for you too. ;)

Here are the photos: as always, click through for larger versions if you'd like. :)

5/30/09 Herbal Menagerie

Front and center is the tarragon, which is surrounded by (clockwise, from top) salad burnet, rosemary, thyme, and dill. :)

5/30/09 Apple Mint

Apple mint.

5/30/09 Cilantro

Cilantro...or as it's known in our house, Moolantro.

5/30/09 Green Baby Strawberry

The strawberries are growing now!

5/30/09 Strawberry Fields Forever

Strawberry fields forever.

5/30/09 Parsley Flower

Parsley flowers.

5/30/09 Chives in Bloom

Chives in full bloom (just for Elva).

5/30/09 Salad Burnet Flower

Tiny, delicate salad burnet flowers.

5/30/09 San Marzano Tomato Flower

And finally, the plant (and photo) I'm most excited about: my San Marzano tomato, which is now flowering beautifully. :D

Time for dinner! :9
First, we'll start this with the bunnies. I think I mentioned that we've discovered that we have a family of at least 3 bunnies living in our backyard, right? It seems like they hang out in the hostas, but they like this one area in the back under a crabapple tree where we've been letting the grass grow a bit longer. Up until last year, almost no grass would grow there because it's so shady, but we planted some shade-loving fescues back there and have been leaving them long in order to encourage them to grow. Double bunny bonus, apparently! :)

Anyway, Joe managed to get this video of two of them eating breakfast. Then, after he put the camera away, the third one (the other adult) showed up and all THREE of them were eating. Ridiculously cute. :D

In other news, new F1 news article up at CarEnvy. More rumours than news, actually: Both Jacques Villeneuve and the Canadian GP may be back in 2010.

Speaking of Sebs, it appears that's what we've named the yard bunny we see most frequently. We just haven't decided whether to spell it with an "a" or an "e." And if we later find out he's a girl, one supposes "Sebastienne" is kind of pretty. :D
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( May. 10th, 2009 02:31 pm)
This post does exactly what it says on the tin. Snuggle up with your loved ones and gather round the Intarwebs whilst beholding the power of cute. :)

All videos were taken by Joe, earlier this morning.

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( May. 4th, 2009 09:12 am)
Our neighborhood is a fairly quiet, sleepy one. We live on a street shaped like a horseshoe, and there are lots of families with young children around...although oddly, many of these seem to be on the opposite side of the horseshoe to us.

As we have neither kids nor dogs, it stands to reason that our yards (both front and back) would be wonderful places for bunnies to hide---and hide they do.

Yesterday morning was a first, though---none of them has EVER let either of us get so close to them. I was hard at work baking bread by the time these videos were taken, but Joe was outside prepping his bike for a long ride with his brother. Happily, he managed to grab a lovely photo and some video footage. :D

Yard Bunny Close Up

This photo was taken with almost no zoom whatsoever---he really was that close! :D

Same bunny, chowing on some grass in between our house and our neighbor's.

Same bunny again---busy and hungry! Maybe we should leave our grass a little long from now on, eh? ;)

We're busy thinking up a name for our yard bunny friend now. Joe thinks it's a boy; I've yet to meet the bunny, so I'm not sure. In any case, we're slightly worried Moo might be jealous. Joe even slipped the yard bunny a little of Moo's greens yesterday. ;)