Friday, March 31, 2017

CUTE BUNNY


Everything you can learn from a bunny.

Meditate and reflect on life frequently.
Be selective whom you let get close to you.
Snuggle and kiss your beloved often.
Digest the newspaper daily.  No digging your head in the sand.
Eat a good share of fresh fruit and vegetables daily.
Kick up your heels once in a while, but don't get too carried away now.  
Be curious about everything in life.
Keep yourself well groomed and wash behind your ears.
Avoid those who growl at you and continuously make you sad.
No matter where you live you can make it homey and fun, with a little rearranging of things.
When you get frustrated or angry throw some sand, or better still get someone to hold you.




As Easter isn't too far away,  here are some interesting facts:

The first written recording of the Easter Bunny comes from 1500 A.D. in Germany which refers to him as Oschter Haws. Although the exact origins are unknown, the rabbit is a pagan symbol for fertility, springtime, renewal of life, and is associated with the moon which determines the date Easter falls upon each year.

The Easter Bunny is also referred to as the Easter Hare, Easter Rabbit, and Spring Rabbit. In some parts of Australia, the Easter symbol is the Easter Bilby. 

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If like me you wondered what a Bilby was, you can see it here, along with a very interesting article.



40 comments:

  1. I love love love this! I am the manager of our church prayer line, and am putting this on! Every bunny will love it. Thanks bunches!!!

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    1. That's great Ginny, very happy you enjoyed it. You are so very welcome :)

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  2. There is a push for the bilby (one of our native animals) to be accepted as an Easter symbol, but I think the bunny still rules.

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    1. I had to look up what a Bilby was EC. A cute little thing. I have added a link so that more could read about it.

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  3. I will take the bunny! I did not know the origins...had not even thought about it.

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    1. Me too Rose but that Bilby sure is cute.

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  4. Interesting facts, Denise, and what a beautiful bunny! I love them. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  5. For most things there is a long history...even for the Easter bunny!

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  6. What a nice post, Denise, and the bunny is really cute!
    In Dutch the Easter Bunny is called 'paashaas'.

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    1. Thank you Marleen. I liked learning about its Dutch name. Thank you again.

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  7. Never heard of a bilby before but if there was a competition for good looks I think the rabbit would win.

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    1. I think you are right Valerie. We all seem to love the Easter Bunny.

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  8. just got back from the Bilby Bunny.. he he he.. what and ugly and adorable cutie pie he is. so ugly is is beautiful...
    your rabbit is so pretty and I love the story with it, makes a lot of sense. when I read make where ever you are homey, I thought of the movie we watched last night. Take Me Home, they were living in a taxi and she decorated it with a weed planted in a milk carton and rocks and other things she found. great post

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    1. He is a cutie isn't he Sandra? Glad you enjoyed the bunny post. I'll have to check out that movie, thanks for sharing.

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    1. I agree William. Don't get to see them that often these days. We had a clover patch in our front garden when we first moved here. The rabbits loved it but little did I know once we got rid of the clover, we would get rid of the rabbits too. I missed them.

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  10. The Christian idea of Easter, is not Pagan. :-) But as with other Christian dates, they were placed, to usurp old Pagan important dates, etc.

    And actually, the idea of a savior, and even virgin birth, has been held, through out time, all over the world. It is old, old, old.

    As to the hare..... Since I am Irish and Scottish.... "In Irish folklore the hare is also often associated with the Otherworld (Aos Si) community whose world was reached through mists, hills, lakes, ponds, wetland areas, caves, ancient burial sites, cairns and mounds."

    I love the idea of hares, dancing wildly, under the Full Moon!!!! :-))))

    Happy April hugs,
    Luna Crone

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    1. Thanks LC, very interesting. Happy April hugs to you too.

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  11. Loved your bunny's advice! He's very wise!!!

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  12. I like bunnies and miss seeing them in our yard as we did when living in VA. And, at this time of year, I especially enjoy eating the Peeps bunnies :-)

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  13. Hi Denis, super image of the Rabbit, I always enjoy getting images of both the Rabbit and Hare. Interesting article on Easter Bunny and Bilby. All the best, John

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    1. Hi John, thank you. All the best to you too, Denise :)

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  14. The bilby is a lovely little creature. I've been fortunate enough to live in an area in North Queensland where we caught a glimpse of one occasionally. They are very shy and I honestly don't think they would enjoy the attention of being an Easter symbol. And, love them as I do, I don't think they can compete with the Easter Bunny.

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    1. I would love to see one in its own habitat Pauline. No, perhaps its best the Bunny keeps his title then :)

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  15. Cute picture! That's an interesting article.

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  16. Denise, appears Peter is on the lookout for Easter Sunday.

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  17. Fantastic pic for Easter! Great post.

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  18. A beautiful Bunny.
    Interesting facts too ...

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks Jan, all the best to you too, Denise :)

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  19. BUNNY! (I scream that every time I see one, thanks to Nightmare Before Christmas ;) Great life lessons.

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    1. I have not seen Nightmare Before Christmas Kristin. Must put it on the list.

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