A Marsh Rabbit Baby, and a Few Fae
As promised in a recent post, I was lucky to sneak up on a baby marsh rabbit during a recent walk in our wetlands — not always the easiest thing to do with wild adult rabbits, let alone the babies. (Learn more about Marsh Rabbits here.) And as promised…. Cuteness factor through the roof! In honor of their adorableness, I included vintage illustrations of rabbit romps with fairies, and fairytale rabbits — because when I see these delicate marsh rabbits (or as I call them, swamp bunnies, much to the chagrin of the more uptight naturalists), especially the babies — it’s hard not to picture them in such a setting. I like to envision fae around all critters, helping us occasionally close-minded humans love and appreciate their, and Nature’s beauty all that more.
“Once you are Real you can’t become unreal again. It lasts for always.” So, with the help of the fairy who cares for all playthings, and makes them Real…
You’re right. Adorable!
How can I fib about baby bunnies, hee? Especially marsh rabbits, which are already so delicate and adorable… 🙂
Aawww. Unbearably cute.
Isn’t he?!? I nearly forgot to pick up my camera… I was staring at him for so long, hah!
I sense you must study your beasties for a long time to get such great pictures. Do you stay put in one spot? Or is it just passing through a space over and over again?
Hee! You’re so kind… I do tend to haunt the same natural areas (especially the nearby ones), and I definitely enjoy just watching the critters — it soothes my soul. So I think it’s a bit of both, for sure! I sometimes find myself in a more impatient mood… But then I’ll stumble across a baby bird, and will sit there for a good half-hour, lol!
cute lil guy
He’s too much… I sat staring at him for some time before picking up the camera, heh. 🙂
lovely picturs- thanks
Thanks so much! I had a lovely model. ♥
Cutness city , for sure. How beautiful God’s children are!!! Thank you. Great work – you are quite the trooper!!!
Thanks so much!! I was lucky he stuck around — I honestly sat there staring at him for some time, basking in his cuteness, before picking up the camera around my neck! 🙂
I’m a rabbit fan myself. I remember how fascinated I was and my other siblings about Alice in Wonderland and other fairy tales.back then there were no DVD’s , not even betamax thus we entertained ourselves with books and radio. Beautiful and fun images. The baby rabbits are so cute!
Ditto!! Where I grew up, we had little to no TV, so we relied heavily on books… And I was ALWAYS a fan of fairytales and mythology. I love how animals are always so integral in these stories. Thanks so much for your kind words. 🙂
I have always wanted a bunny and I’ll always have a rabbit the rest of my life… 🙂
Wonderful post, as usual…
Heh!!! Thanks so much… 🙂
Your photo is adorable! And, big fan of rabbits, too. Especially love the illustrations by Tenniel, Williams and Potter! Thanks for a great post.
Thanks so much! It’s hard not to snap an adorable photo of these diminutive rabbits… I was staring in silence for so long at the baby, I nearly forgot the camera around my neck, heh! Glad you enjoy the classic illustrators as much as myself. 🙂