One More Shot

It's was time to pack up the camera and accessories since I was nearly done packing the office.  Something told me to just take "one more shot...just one more."  Walking down the now empty hallway which once contained braided runners and walls filled with Warren Kimble prints, I passed by the table that our neighbor and friend, Buddy, made.  Feeling a little sad, a little bad, and needing a little fun, I headed towards the mudroom, planning on going outside for some of that unconditional love wrapped in exuberance and I get from Moon and Copper.  Well, that was the plan anyway.

However, placing my foot up on the boot bench to tie my boots, I couldn't help but look out he window in front of me.  There it was.  I found it.  Nature had done it again...the perfect shot.  At first I was so taken by it that all I did  was stand in silence and watch.  Walking quickly into the family room to go get the Prez, I motioned for him to come... and come quickly and quietly.  Tiptoeing back into the mudroom and peering out the window, it was still there.

As I raised the camera and pressed it against the glass, I saw movement.  It was beneath it and the surrounding Lamb's Ear that it was nestled in was wiggling a little.  "Joe, something's moving," I said.  "Look to the left of the front paw and then a little closer to it's tummy on the right.  What is it?" 

It was HER...the rabbit that's been avoiding Moon and Copper all year...nursing her little ones!

I guess I need not feel sad or bad after all when I take my fifteen bunnies back home to Connecticut, back where they came from.  The Home in the Hollow is raising her own.  And that, my friends, is only fitting.

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,
to front only the essential facts of life,
and see if I could not learn what it had to teach,
and not,
when I came to die,
that I had not lived.
~Henry David Thoreau, 1854~


Anonymous said…
Another one of those little unexpected gifts from the universe.
Oh how sweet! Amazing you caught her nursing like that!
TexWisGirl said…
a big, sniffling awwww...
I'm going to miss the "hollow" as much as you.
Louise said…
I don't know why, because this certainly wasn't a sad post, but I teared up, just a little. Thanks to Mama Rabbit for giving you one more memory of the hollow to carry away with you.
I agree with the other thoughts, what a sweet memory and moment to take with you! Thanks for sharing it with us!
Lovely post... I'm going to miss the Hollow too...
Angela said…
Now that is a sight that you don't see every day! I've never seen a bunny nursing. That is just so sweet!
...will miss the Hollow...but look forward to new adventures... :)

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