Bunny Dating

This photo of Barney (boy, back) and Blackberry (girl, front) was taken today on their second 'date'. We'd let them run free together in the garden just after sunset yesterday in a chaperoned sense with four of us observing and ready to jump in if required. It was an... interesting sight, with Barney definitly quite keen on Blackberry, if a little keen on the wrong end. Still, no fighting happened so all was good.

Today I let them roam free all day as I was going to be gardening. It was lovely to have them bounding round together and occasionally helping me with some gardening. Lots of positions were experimented with (I'm told by Dr Christelle) and by the evening they were much calmer and relaxed around each other.

Bunny Love

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Gathering Hazel Nuts

After dropping Fran├žois off at Heathrow I though I'd take a little break on the way home when I saw brown signs to some country park. Of course only when I reached the entrance did I find that the park is only open from March to October, but I parked up never the less and went for a wonder where I could.

While kicking my way through the leaf litter up an avenue of trees I noticed something hidden in the leaves. Closer inspection revealed a beautiful golden hazel nut. On crouching down and a little rifling through the leaves I came across more, loads in fact. So I filled a pocket and went on my way most enlightened by being a little more in touch with my Mesolithic ancestors.

Now how to cook the...

One of the Hazel trees with nuts scattered around

Hazel nuts galore!

Animal scratch marks on a trunk

After a soaking and a little lightening, the cloud passed.

And up sprang a brilliant rainbow

[Photos shot on my Motorola SLVR - not a top camera phone as you can tell]
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Do you B(ar)ack Obama?

The question that I think is on every self respecting American's lips is:

Hay Obama, will you bomb Osama?

[and many other such placard slogans: "Obama's Our Osama Bomba" etc]


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