Every time you feel in God's creatures something pleasing and attractive, do not let your attention be arrested by them alone, but, passing them by, transfer your thought to God and say: "O my God, if Thy creations are so full of beauty, delight and joy, how infinitely more full of beauty, delight and joy art Thou Thyself, Creator of all!
- Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain

You can’t get to joy by making everything perfect. You can only get there by seeing in every imperfection all that’s joy.
-Ann Voscamp

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Flowers and Bunnies

I'm really trying to enjoy all the bouquets of wild flowers my children bring me in the spring. I'm enjoying them this year more than I have before. I think it's because my eldest is six now, and I don't anticipate so many of these in the future. As my children grow I've come to appreciate the way they freely express their love for me every day. When they were all under the age of seven, I must confess that I felt rather smothered at times and not so appreciative. Now I have a teen, and I'm trying to soak up all the love and adoration I can before they're all too old to give it so freely! :)

The bunnies are ten days old now, and nearing their cutest. from two to three weeks, they're just the most adorable things! Within the next few days their eyes will open. They're beginning to get the brown noses (and eventually feet, tail and ears) of their breed standard. They're actually growing pretty fast. Today we'll be cleaning out the nest boxes. This has become necessary because they've grown to the point of pushing each other out of the box. Their mothers don't like this at all, and would much rather they stayed put. We have to remove some of the straw under them so they're lower in the box. That should help to keep them in until they're at least three weeks old, I hope. I'll soon be busy fixing up cages for them to go into when they're about six weeks old.

For today, I'm trying to finish planting the garden and get the brooder house ready for chicks that will arrive sometime after next Friday. Oh, and hang out laundry! Hooray for nice weather! The breeze should help to dry them very quickly: much faster than the dryer can! Have an awesome weekend, everyone!


  1. So glad you are having a great weekend, enjoy!

  2. What cute babies! I need to get my clothesline up so I can start drying my laundry outside once the rain decides it's done here. Enjoy your flowers...

  3. Stopping by from A Diva's Garden. You have a new follower. The bunnies are adorable. I love the smell of laundry that's been hung out to dry, especially sheets. Reminds me of my childhood.