Things are rather hectic right now. =) but i wanted to share with you a
little something. this may sound absolutely hilarious at first and
perhaps odd but....
the other night we went to the jail. not to visit and not because we
were in it but because the Jail has this beautiful and romantic rose
garden (I know... kinda twisted, huh?) and that was where the bunnies
were playing! oh wow! they were so cool! they romped, binkied, vied for
***.... they hid and dug and played possum.... they thumped and
raced and had themselves a grand ol time! one even chased a Kestrel
(looks kinda like a small hawk/owl hybrid type bird) and you could hear
the bird screaming as it flew off in fear (bunnies rule! DON'T EVER
forget that!!) and it was cool.... one even came up and nudged right
into my leg! he took off as soon as I looked down. so we were done
watching hte bunnies and letting the kids play. (the sunsets are
absolutely unreal from this place! like a fairytale!) and so we were
heading for the car. Carlos knelt down with my daughter and pointed to
her what looked to be a tiny little rock.... she slowly moved a bit
closer and 'lo and behold! it was a BABY!!! such a cute little thing!
short little ears, nibbling on grass.... scritch, scritch, scritch....
nibble....nibble...nibble.... hark! what's that I hear?? Statue
still..... tiny thump! ears flicking forward and back.... and he took
off with a bunch of grass in his little mouth the way a dog would hold a
bone.... with whisps sticking out from both sides! I guesstimate the
baby bunny to be about somewhere between 12 weeks old to maybe 15 weeks
old. so tiny he looked as if he could fit in the palm of my hand (I've
got small hands and stand 5'3" if that gives any idea on size) and he's
just so CUTE!!!
Story behind the rosegarden.... for those who are in trouble with the
law, the rose garden was developed in Golden, CO to provide "work" for
the inmates. it is their responsibility to make sure that the lawn is
mowed, the rose bushes are watered and pruned, that the rock paths are
free of weeds and debris and that the Gazebo and benches are in good
repair. they also make sure to fertilize the flowerbeds and to make sure
that anywhere there are flowers blooming, there are no weeds or litter.
it seems to be an effective program because they're currently planning 2
more gardens! so though it seems a little odd..... when Carlos wants to
take me somewhere that's "romantic" and nice..... that's it. we sit and
watch the rabbits play, we walk on the paths, we watch the sunset and we
often look at all the different roses as they bloom. some of the
different "breeds" of roses are just wonderful! they've got some flowers
that are the size of a softball! the grass is plush like velvet carpet.
they have a beautiful lattice work archway with tiny little roses in
small planters. it's actually given me some ideas for how I want my
backyard at our new house to look.... and it's provided a place for me
to go and think or just get inspired so I can write either stories or
but a few days ago... seeing that baby cottontail.... wow.... it just
made my entire week! =)