Wednesday, July 31, 2013


... White goes with everything.  Especially a White Diva-Bunn!" - Boastful Zoey

"Somewhere Bunn-breros are available.  I MUST go on a world-wide search - for Chico." - RG the Resolute
(pssst  ..  try party city)

Tuesday, July 30, 2013


...  I can't remember.  Is it White BEFORE Labor Day or AFTER?"  -  Princess Wondering
"Hoo boy.  I hope it is white because the black gloves are still at the cleaners.  All reports are that Racer is holding his own in the Olde World - which is, I suspect, a Pub." - RG the Waiter

Monday, July 29, 2013


... would look SOOOO good on me!  (Hint, Hint.) - Chico Amigo
 "Racer phoned home.  He giggled a lot and he sounded drunk.  I could not understand him.  Anybunny seen him?  Is he behaving?" - RG the Concerned (sort of)
We have several of these big yellow swallowtail butterflies this year.  Last year only two.  They spend so much time darting hither and yon!

Sunday, July 28, 2013


... Because I am not too sure about steering this thing!" - Racer the - uh - Racer!
 "Last thing I heard was something about visiting Speedy and the Crafty Green Poet - and maybe Baby George." - RG the Concerned
An Osprey I managed to photo while it was hovering and looking down into the water.

Friday, July 26, 2013


... Or maybe a Tail past."  -  KB on Weekend Time

"There is the hops plant back there - having a really good year.  And I have several dahlias planted by these daisies.  Once they really get to blooming I will cut back the daisies and have quite a show!" - RG the Hopeful

Thursday, July 25, 2013


... I'm running out of bunny pictures - I had better spend this weekend stocking up.  Get photogenic everybunn!  Here is Benji, guarding his favorite stash of hay!" - RG the Slacker

"Now here is a hollyhock being visited by a bee.  Lucky photo!" - RG the Lucky

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


... The tide is out.  Been no rain for 32 days.  I'm high and dry and stuck in the mud.  Somebody call the Coast Guard."  -  Racer the Desperate
 "Ah Racer.  You over-reactor you.  BL will come get you, give you a cozy snuggle and treat, and put you in your warm condo with a big dollop of oats.  Save the Coast Guard for a REAL emergency."  -  RG the Calm
"Trying my camera on "macro" - but I'm not sure I know enough yet.  Here is a close up of an anemone - trolling for bees!!!!" - RG the Practicer 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


"First - Food.  Two or three times a week viewers of this blog go over to the recipe column and look at one or more of them.  (If you have made something from there and it turned out well, how about leaving a comment about it.)  Anyway, BL made Stromboli the other day - for the first time ever.  Boy oh boy was it good.  So we have added it over there to the list.  Give it a go."
 "The confession.  I broomed a dragon fly today.  Wait, wait - hold the flames!  The durn thing was on the back deck which is covered with the big tarp and it was buzzing and buzzing and wearing itself out and could not escape.  So a few gentle steerings with the broom worked!  RG saves the day - and the dragon fly!  Good Ju Ju."
"MORE OATS meatball."

Monday, July 22, 2013


"You feel a breeze Chico?"  "Yup.  Must be coming from somewhere."  "Feels good."  "Yup." - Bunny Conversation
 Weird.  Dragonfly.  It can fly.  Fast.

Sunday, July 21, 2013


... Benji!" - RG the Poser

"What to do with a big bed of daisies?
Well - toss in a lily and some red crocosmia and make an arrangement for the table!" - RG the Arranger!

Friday, July 19, 2013

"DON'T JUMP RG! ....

... It'll be alright - trust me!" - KB the Kounselor
 "I would hate to pay his fee." - RG the Secure
Nasturtiums and a pink mallow.  (This stuff is all volunteer.  I just go around and pull out the plants in the wrong places and let the rest do what it will.  Very colorful.)

Thursday, July 18, 2013


Not easy, but we are." - The Princess and All
 "All those wonderful comments - and many of you we do not even know.  Winnie was a Winner, wasn't he? - You helped us in a hard time so much - Thank you from BL and me both."
 "This is a Milbert's Tortoise Shell butterfly (until someone says otherwise) sitting on a chip path in the yard.  Never saw one here before.  Sweet."
"And a new, teeny froggy - sitting on a soaker hose.  Smart fellow and hope for the future!" - RG the Upbeat

Monday, July 15, 2013


WINSTON   2006 - 2013
 We had to have Winston euthanized today.  About 6 weeks ago he began favoring his left front paw.  After watching it for a bit, and seeing no improvement, he went to our veterinarian who took x-rays and discovered a tumor growing under Winnie's left shoulder.  He told us it was probably malignant, was painful, was beginning to affect his lungs, would continue to grow and there was no way to fix it.  He told us we could give Winnie a lot of Meta-cam and see how it goes.  And we did that but it grew and grew to where our boy could almost no longer get around and could not take care of himself - he was a constant mess.  He stayed as spunky as ever with a good appetite but it was just too much for him and for us.  How we will miss him.  
Here are some older pictures, one with his mate Lucky from when he was still alive.
We are going to take a couple of days off here and get our heads and hearts back together.  I know how much you all thought of Winnie-Pooh-Pooh.

Sunday, July 14, 2013


... and then I'll consider another acrobatic trip to the upper.  No mun, no fun." - Crass Racer

"Dark eyes Fuchsia.  Now, the Rhododendron is the state flower of Washington, but this could be as well.  Fuchsias grow so well here - people have enormous hanging baskets of them.  We always buy a few $1 starts in the spring and plant 3 or 4 small baskets.  BL likes this one." - Botany BobRG

(By the way - if you have not visited Mickey and Jade lately, now is the time.)

Friday, July 12, 2013


... Uuhhhh - Dr. Seuss.  A favorite!" - KB Kontent

 The King RG lilies!
A cabbage white butterfly in the yard.

Thursday, July 11, 2013


Not too sure what Winston is thinking, but it is certainly interesting!
 "Rabbits don't think, you ninny.  We DO!" - Winnie Straightforward
Here is the Hops plant as of July 11.  More and more vines up there now.  Soon there will be too many to hold and it will all slide down about 6 feet and then start new tendrils back up again! 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


"Just trying to catch a little air and get this baby off the ground!" - Chico the Old Salt
"The bunns go outside on the upper deck here at about noon - that is when there is shade in all the pens they roam in.  For about 5 minutes they all snoop and sniff around like they have just been dropped on the moon for the first time.   Then they go to the snuggly place they always go to, and there they pretty much stay until coming-in time at about 5:30 pm.  This is Chico re-checking out this litter box.  He won't stay - he and Zoey will go in the little hidey-hole in the inside corner of their pen, where it is shady, private, a bit breezy, filled with hay, and quiet.  Sounds like a nice afternoon to me!" - RG the Jealous Slave

Tuesday, July 9, 2013


"Well, OK.  Fan - singular.  I think he likes it." - RG the Overstater
(I don't think being an "overstater" constitutes crimes against bunnies so don't go trying to make up some more reasons why I do a half-baked job and need reporting to improvement-school.  My self-esteem is already not too hot you know.)

Monday, July 8, 2013


"Hey Fuzzy Tail - Scoot in here for your oats toot sweet.  I am tired of coming out to chase you in.   (please?)" - RG the Stern 

Once again, this summer, I am trying to photo and identify the different kinds of butterflies here.  This is a Lorquin's Admiral - a really pretty butterfly!

Sunday, July 7, 2013


"This evening we were watching Racer in his 2-story condo while we were having dinner.  He has a platform in between the bottom and the top floors.  It is about 6" wide and 10" long, right under the hole.  I suppose it is about 8" from floor to platform and another 8" from platform to upper floor.  He was sitting on the bottom floor, just having finished noshing some oats and playing a tune on the water bottle.  Suddenly his ear twitched and in the blink of an eye he was up on the top floor, and turned around 180 degrees too!  Racer is not a spring chicken - I think we reckon him to be 7 or 8.  But what inspiration.  I think BL might be starting gymnastics to keep up!"  RG - the Narrator

Our Linden tree is way taller than our 2-story house now.  At the moment, it is FULL of sweet smelling blossoms - and bees.  I can hear the buzzzz for quite a ways away.  Our Buzzing Tree!

Friday, July 5, 2013


... I must have missed them.  Maybe I'll just miss the weekend too." - Laz-Y-kBoy

"This pink climbing rose is several years old and is very prolific.  I feed it every 6 weeks with those Bayer systemic feed and black-spot prevention pellets that come in a blue plastic bottle.  It works so well.  The rose is a special one - it is called Super BL.  Later I will show you the special King RG lilies once they bloom!" - RG yur Tour Guide

Thursday, July 4, 2013


"Zoey could spend a long time in this little hay-filled, shady hidey-place outside.  With or without Chico.  And she does!" - RG the HayMan

"How about a full-house Gold Finch Feeder?  We have a lot of birds this year right now."

Wednesday, July 3, 2013


... Got my fan, my box, plenty of fresh hay, my yellow submarine back there.  It's a good day for relaxing - ready for anything!"  -  Benji Prepared. 
"Yep.  And your slaves checking in on you every hour to see if there is anything else you need or want.  What a life.  It's a Bunn's Life!!!"  -  RG Enslaved.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013


 "Yeah - so we cut her some slack.  RG did all the work - sort of." - Winnie Observing
"Tough task masters, those rascals are." - RG the Woofed

Monday, July 1, 2013

"I HEAR ...

... Therefore I will get a treat." - Sharp Ears 
 "Bagel.  That is all I said.  She and Racer know Bagel like you know 2 + 2!  Thomas Cinnamon-Raisin." - RG the Trainer(?)
Now and again we can see a pretty nice sunset up the hill off the front porch.  This was the night before our 3-day "heat wave" which is now over.