Christmas surprises, bunny greetings

December 21st, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized

This narcissus I forced is ready for Santa.

forced paperwhite narcissus

Obviously, it wants to be the alpha bulb to greet him.

forced paperwhite narcissus in pot

That’s fine by me. In a pot or in the garden, I appreciate progressive “opening days.”  It keeps the fun going.  Their gentle fragrance, too, will keep the holiday of indoor fragrances going for weeks.

When I opened the window to bring in Saturday’s breeze of outdoor fragrance, I found another early present, symbolic of progression and a new year on the way.

Gulf fritillary butterfly chrysalis on window frame

A few weeks ago, when I had the windows open, the cats pushed out the screen. Apparently a Gulf fritillary caterpillar saw an “open door to opportunity” and crawled to the outside frame on the moveable part of the window to “vacation” over winter. Now, we’re very gentle when we open and close that window! When the chrysalis darkens, signaling impending birth, I’ll take the screen off so the butterfly can safely emerge.

Along with that surprise gift, this is a special Christmas for us, because little Gaby is celebrating her first with us.

Bunny Gaby Christmas

She was “surrendered” to the Town Lake shelter last January. Two days later, House Rabbit Resource Network had her in their loving arms and on the way to the vet to be spayed. They cared for her until we realized what our lives were missing.

Since it’s Harvey’s second Christmas, he’s given her a tails up that presents may be coming, especially since he already peeked in their storage cabinet.

Bunny Harvey Christmas

Wishing you a wonderful holiday! Linda, Greg, Harvey, Gaby, Chester, Spencer, Katie, Sam and Cedric

Greg and Harvey bunny Christmas

  1. 12 Responses to “Christmas surprises, bunny greetings”

  2. By Judy tye on Dec 21, 2009

    Thanks so much for the pleasure you give to so many, Linda! You’re a treasure for our state. We enjoy your world so very much, and hope that you and yours will have a womderful Christmas and an even better New Year!


  3. By Robin at Getting Grounded on Dec 22, 2009

    Awwww…they are so cute! I also loved the kitty in the windowsill basket that you FAILED to mention :)
    I have some sweet Amaryllis and Christmas Cactus right now in my living room – first time ever cause I finally found a spot with enough sun. Perhaps Paperwhites next year?


  4. By liz on Dec 22, 2009

    I love the paperwhites, they must be such a wonderful sight at this time of year!


  5. By Jo Dwyer on Dec 22, 2009

    Oh what sweet photos! I love the kitty in the basket, and of course Harvey and Gaby always get the “awwwwww” meter going. Thanks for sharing, Linda, and we wish you a wonderful holiday!

    Jo & John


  6. By Jan Howell on Dec 22, 2009

    Thanks for sharing the wonderful family photos!

    Merry Christmas to you!!



  7. By Daphne Richards on Dec 22, 2009

    Hooray for bunnies!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.



  8. By Cindy, MCOK on Dec 22, 2009

    Gaby’s lucky to have found such a happy home and boon companion like Harvey. Here’s to you and yours … may your holiday be all you wish and more!


  9. By Jenny on Dec 24, 2009

    Happy Christmas, Linda and Greg and your darling furry family.


  10. By Dee/reddirtramblings on Dec 25, 2009

    Beauteous bunnies. Merry Christmas. Hope yours was full of joy and bright.~~Dee


  11. By Amy Emerick on Jan 2, 2010

    Looks like everyone had a great Christmas…including the bunnies! They are very cute. Pretty photo of the paperwhite bloom. Happy New Year!


  12. By Jayne Wilson on Jan 3, 2010

    Awww, your bunnies are adorable. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wish you all the best for the new year.


  13. By Annie in Austin on Jan 7, 2010

    You were wise to let the paperwhites bloom inside this year, Linda! Mine are outside and not too thrilled about being there.
    Happy New Year 2010 to you and all the fam – hope you’ll let us know how the various microclimates fare over the coming chilly weekend.

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose


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