Sitting outside, enjoying a warm evening, my husband and were entertained by the antics of rabbits in the garden.
Mother rabbit began bringing her tiny family (three babies) into our garden this past week. Such adorable little bundles, they were hardly able to walk when we first saw them.
Last evening the mother rabbit came out again. She was feeding not too far from where we sat; obviously not perturbed by our presence.
Suddenly, a flurry of movement revealed wee bundles beside her. The babies began foraging in the flower bed, with mother watching closeby.
A young squirrel decided to join them, which irked the mother rabbit for a while. She was very protective of her babies, and kept chasing the squirrel away. It, however, was determined to stay.
One time, she actually swatted at it until it ran up a nearby tree; but it was not deterred. Mom was obviously in a ‘stew’ as the intruder would not leave. Time passed. They were in the garden for close to an hour. Mom checking on her babies constantly.
To us, it appeared that the squirrel just wanted to play. We weren’t sure how this episode would play out, having never witnessed this kind of behaviour before.
The squirrel would chase the babies, much to their protective mother’s consternation. Eventually though, she seemed to accept that it meant no harm, and staying close she allowed it to interact with the bolder baby.
Quite an entertaining evening, and definitely a delightful end to our evening sit in the garden.
Contemplative. Thought-provoking. Inspirational. Funny. All these, and more, could describe the contents of The Second Listening Book written by James Webb, Pastor, Missionary, and Story-teller.
The book contains a selection of short stories, each written to open the mind and heart to a world different to any we have known.
With titles such as; Be Careful What You Wish For; The Woman Who Couldn’t Keep a Secret; The Parable of the Boy Who Ran With Scissors and The Unexpected Guest, you cannot fail to be entranced by James Webb’s skilful writing, and his incredible imagination.
With more than two dozen tales to broaden your horizons, I am quite certain there will be at least one nugget within the pages that will make you sit up and take notice, or have you laughing unreservedly at the wit, and sometimes, absurd critters that James Webb calls into action.
This is a fun, informative and mind-opening publication, guaranteed to be a favorite with all age groups.
I found the book a very easy, comfortable read. While entertaining the mind, on occasion it also caused me to rethink similar circumstances in my life, from a different perspective.
A very pleasant book with which to stop, sit and just enjoy.
Recommended for all.
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Like most people, I am getting ready for Christmas. To me it is a wonderful time of year. It no longer holds the magic of my childhood memories, but it does bring the promise of time with family. This is one reason it is so precious to me. Our children and their families are increasingly busy through the year just doing what needs to be done, and we seem to spend less and less time with them. So this makes Christmas particularly important now.
I am thankful that I have family and friends with whom I can celebrate this special time of year. So many others have been split asunder by death, or war, or other tragedies.
It is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, hence Christmas, and for we who choose to believe in the power and hope of Jesus (Christians) it makes the busyness of Christmas all worthwhile; relevant.
So enjoy each busy moment and anticipate the making of your own new (magic) memories with your family, or social gatherings.
Put up that Christmas tree and remember that Jesus is the reason for the season, and try to savour each moment.
Merry Christmas to you, one and all.