Last evening, as the sun was setting low in the field, Elliot went to the garage carrying some cardboard boxes. That's when he saw something wonderful.
Two cute little rabbits were grazing in the pasture. One timidly ran off when Elliot appeared, but the other one stayed.
With phone in hand, I hurried, hoping to see my first rabbit in our new neighborhood.
From the porch, my eyes scanned the pasture, but there was no sign of a rabbit. Its brown fur blended in with his surroundings.
It wasn't until the evening sunlight shifted ever so slightly, making those two big ears glow that I saw him resting in the field
Calling out a friendly welcome, the little rabbit looked my way and was content to just be, nibbling on the grass by the fence.
I didn't want to come too close, and ruin the wonder of the moment, the joy of the invisible suddenly becoming visible. Although my camera couldn't go the distance, that memory is a lasting one so near to Easter.
His gentle, innocence reminded me of a comforting poem I saved years ago.
A Rabbit Noticed My Condition
I was sad one day and went for a walk;
I sat in a field.
A rabbit noticed my condition and came near.
It often does not take more than that to help at times--
to just be close to creatures who
are so full of knowing,
so full of love that they don't chat,
they just gaze with their marvelous understanding.
--St. John of the Cross
Love Poems from God
Today we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Thank you nature angels.
Love and peace,
(photo: wikimedia commons)