Tuesday, 1 December 2015
For many years now I have collected hares, which are my favourite animal. I think this goes back to my childhood in rural Lincolnshire, where hares were so common in the flatlands. I have hare statues, hares pictures and dozens of hare cards. These cards I keep until I have enough to make another collage, then I buy another clip frame and mount the cards. The farmer then sighs heavily and says, 'Another nail in the wall.' Our utility room is hung with hare pictures and I have enough for another collage when I get round to doing it.
Now, one of the best things about blogging is the nice relationships one gets with folk - I have met a few and got on well with them all (I feel this is because we are attracted to like-minded bloggers). But there of course many more who, although we communicate almost every day, we are unlikely ever to meet. But in a strange sort of way we still get to know one another.
Such a one is Gayle (angry parsnip/two little square black dogs) who lives in Tucson. And just look what arrived in the post from her this morning. Certainly this jack-rabbit has ears bigger than any hare I have got so far! Isn't he splendid?
So I publish him on my blog and say thank-you to Gayle for thinking of me and giving me the pleasure of a lovely surprise when I opened the mail this morning.