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In The Morning Light

By Hop-A-Long  
I hope I am finding everyone well and happy.Grin
I have been rather busy doing jobs that I would much rather not be doing. Things like painting and decorating, and repairing things that have broken or should I say have "been" broken and trying to capture El Bandito's with big ears in the garden or as my son calls them "The cast of Watership Down". He keeps singing Bright Eyes whenever I go and check the trap. I have opted for a fulcrum style trap which basically has a door that closes behind the carrot thief after it has entered the trap, it is triggered by a small stick which the garden terrorist has to push past to reach the lovely pile of carrots and apples that are waiting for it. The stick is set so lightly it is like a hair trigger, before you say it, I am trying to catch Bugs Bunny's mate and not a Hartley's cousin. Oh good grief, am I showing my age now, can anyone else remember "Pipkins"? with Topov the monkey, Tortoise the err tortoise and Pig the err pig, not forgetting Hartley the Hare which was a Hare and not a Rabbit I would like to point out, which is not what I am having problems with in my garden, Hares that is. Confused yet, I am.
Anyway, I have a trap set up which I built and although nothing has been caught as yet I still have hope. I certainly don't want to kill them, I just want to capture and relocate them where they can live their lives like other bunnies and preferably not eating every plant I have in my garden, the latest victim is the Fig tree which they have completely stripped of bark, I didn't know where to look. That poor tree, completely naked, not a stitch on and out in the snow with only its embarrassed blush to keep it warm. I had considered lending it my spare coat, but sadly I think it has passed to a better garden, somewhere where other trees play harps as they gently flap their wings.
We had such fun together, running around the garden, Figgy in its pot and me in my trainers. Sadly I will never enjoy the fruits my friend gave me again. I'll miss you Figgy.
On that note I must go.

I hope you like the upload, thanks for looking and for any comments.

Tags: Morning Water Waves Sunrise Lighthouse Pier Night Architecture Sea Blyth

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nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
19 Jan 2013 11:13PM
Gorgeous light!

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19 Jan 2013 11:53PM
Superb light
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
20 Jan 2013 1:37AM
A most beautiful sunrise!
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
20 Jan 2013 6:32AM
A superb image, Andy, and I'm still smiling at your 'trap the bunny' attempts Grin. Carol
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 7:58AM

fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
20 Jan 2013 8:07AM
The early morning light does much to lift this fine composition.

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 8:48AM
A beautifully captured image I like the low light aspect and hint of sunset
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 9:23AM
From Carrots to Figs in a single moment of madness. A wonderfully compiled piece of literary tosh, however Andy the image makes up for it.

A great lowlight composition, wonderfully observed and exposed.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

P.S. As for harriet the Hare and Topov the Monkey, I think they are residing in Cherry Knowle
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 9:30AM
A fine dawn, Andy, and a fine photo of it.

The thought of a posse (herd? troop? squadron? army?) of rabbits full of figs is a bit dominant in my thinking right now, since I have read and re-read the tale of your travails (or should that be travailler's tails?)



P.S.: I never encountered "Pipkins". But as my mate Daffy would be quick to remind you, all rabbits are DETHPICABLE!!!! GrinGrinGrin
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 9:34AM
Rabbit stuffed with figs...
I'm thinking recipes now...
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
20 Jan 2013 10:41AM
What a lovely image Andy !! I also enjoyed your write up !GrinGrin
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
20 Jan 2013 11:21AM
Beautiful tones and colours Andy, and a great silhouette too.
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
20 Jan 2013 2:47PM
Those colours and tones are just so beatuiful together.

We have a Hare racing around the grounds at the moment - I find the foot prints in the snow. Not a welcome guest if you are a dedicated gardener!

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 5:15PM
great shot
and lovely tones captured
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
21 Jan 2013 5:24AM
Such a great sky and composition and an interestiing tale also


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