A baby Easter Bunny!
Yesterday my neighbor Michelle invited me to show her a baby rabbit. When I got to her house, I saw that not only me but the other neighbors had come to see the baby rabbit. The baby rabbit was rescued from Michelle's yard just before being eaten by a cat. The mother and the other brothers were not seen and only the little one survived. Michelle told me that the cat twice tried to eat the baby rabbit. In a really close-knit moment, she rescued the baby rabbit. In particular, there are many street cats in our neighborhood, so it is not a safe place for baby rabbits.
So, another neighbor who has a baby rabbit volunteered to try raising this rabbit, so Michelle put it in a small shoe box to take it with her. An animal-loving neighbor took the baby rabbit home with care and respect. The baby rabbit doesn't seem anxious at all, but rather excited by the interest of many people.
I was also very surprised because I had never seen such a small size rabbit before. Small cheeks, small ears, and a grumpy little face, everything is so cute and lovely.
This little rabbit was rescued on Easter, so he named it Easter Bunny. Everyone will be cheering for the Easter Bunny to thrive.
We also have a lot of wild rabbits in our house. They even spawn by digging their burrows right in front of the window we see, as shown below. My husband is nervous about passing the rabbit hole every time he mows the lawn. Last year, I found a very pretty rabbit with very big eyes and took a picture of it.
Wild rabbits bring such little joy. There are a lot of these little animals around us.
Among the painters, Albrecht Dürer was a popular artist and often painted small animals living in or around nature. Especially among his works, the rabbit painted with watercolors is so famous that few people have never seen it.
Albrecht Dürer's Rabbit was the painting that first introduced me as a painter.
As small as 8 by 9 inches, this piece is admiring his delicate brushstrokes. If you go to the site called Art and Culture provided by Google above, you can appreciate each masterpiece in close-up. (click above the site)
Albrecht Dürer is credited with spreading the influence of the Italian Renaissance into northern Europe. His skill as an engraver and a painter rivals any of his contemporaries. His keen observation of nature's forms and functions marks him as more of a Leonardo than a Raphael.
I am moved by his sincerity, who loved nature and drew detailed drawings of each hair.
His heart is the same as the love for nature and animals of our neighbors we saw today.
Myungja Anna Koh