Baby Bellatrix, the Yard Bunny

This year, I have a very small, precious baby bunny living in my yard (though she’s getting bigger!) I’ve named her Bellatrix. Yesterday, Baby Bellatrix ate a long piece of grass like a noodle, and it was cute. You can watch that below or here.

Audio: So close! Are you gonna finish it? Oh, you’re so close! You did it!

It’s really fun to watch her nibble her way through the yard. Here she is doing that. Munch, Munch, Munch.

Image may contain: grass, outdoor and nature

Yesterday, my good friend Christina Berry sent me this poem, and it’s fitting for my relationship with this little one.

A Rabbit Noticed My Condition

I was sad one day and went for a walk;
I sat in a field.
A rabbit noticed my condition and
came near.
It often does not take more than that to help at times—
to just be close to creatures who
are so full of knowing
so full of love
that they don’t
they just gaze with
marvelous understanding.

–St. John of the Cross, Love Poems From God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West, trans. Daniel Ladinsky, p. 323

I’m grateful for my little companion.

Renee Roederer


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