A very shy little visitor came this afternoon, if he hears the slightest sound he is off and away. He is so sweet and I do wonder where his mother is! I've heard it said that you get different coloured rabbits when there are a lot around, maybe it is true as when we went to our farm I did see a beautiful ginger rabbit...and there were indeed heaps of rabbits there. Can you see the (evil!) Indian Mynah bird lurking in the background? They are a real pest in this little town, frightening away the native birds that we would normally find here. I have seen flocks of twenty or thirty here coming in, enjoying themselves in their rather 'arrogant' way! There is an eradication programme happening, hopefully the numbers will lesson over time with more people involved.
Some of the luscious quinces on the tree here, I will have to do something with them. Kate has a delicious poached quince recipe which I will try. When I was in NZ last year she had some in the freezer knowing how much I love them. Delicious! I'll see how energetic I am before the Mynahs eat them all!
There is an old gardenia bush here, tucked in under a shrub, totally neglected and yet seems to have one or two flowers almost all the time. I adore them and love to have one under my nose! The richness of the scent alongside the clear beautiful creamy white, positively soul replenishing! My mother had two large gardenias in pots which she nurtured and everytime I stayed with her she would have a gardenia on my bedside table. It seemed to be every time, maybe it wasn't but memory makes it so!
Have a good week!