Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Rabbits and Other Animals

The original Garden of Eden was an orchard.
However, I don't think this Eden has snakes in it.
At least I hope not.



The rabbits live in a big mud-brick house and run around looking cheerful.
They like to pose for the camera.
Especially the brown one lower right who thinks this is his best profile.



The peacocks wander amongst the olive trees behind the geranium hedge.



I think there are nine of them altogether. The guinea fowl didn't get their photos taken.



I waited for a long time but the peacocks would only display their tails when I wasn't anywhere near them...........



Mrs. Duck has six little ones.



Another shot of the rabbits.



Mrs. Duck meet Mr.Peacock...........


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This last picture is Blinky, daughter of Mimi (our cat who is in the title box of this blog). Blinky is just over a year old and lives with her sister, Bisou, in this wonderful garden. They were very lucky to get adopted by such a nice family.
A much happier environment for cats than the medina.

20 comments:

travelingmama said...

I don't know why, but the pictures of the bunnies totally cracked me up! There are so many and they all look like they are posing for their picture! LOL!

Ilva said...

What a place! lovely!

razzler said...

Awwww, I love cats. It always broke my heart to see how they are treated in the Middle East. If I ever go back to live in Syria I will most likely become the Mad Cat Woman of Damascus...

willow said...

I'm not sure how rabbits can look happy, but those certainly do! Fun pix.

Tracy said...

I agree with Willow...those are some VERY happy bunnies! Loved this animal post...and Blinky is a sweetie-pie! Happy Day, my friend ((HUGS))

M.KATE said...

Hi Elizabeth :) i have exactly the same rabbit - the white one, and she's the biggest of all. And, i have 2 awards for you, an E for your excellent blog (love it everytime i come here, feels like i am in marrakesth) and the cute teddy for the super wonderful blogger - you, hope you'll like it too. And your daughter wants to go to Malaysia, how nice...while malaysia and thailand share the same weather, but totally different culture. dont hesitate to contact me if she needs any help, happy week and weekend ahead :)

High Desert Diva said...

Looks like an idyllic location for all the animals

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

Talk about a menagerie! The bunnies are adorable....and the brown one does indeed look like he is striking a pose.

What interesting coloration on that duck, too.

CIELO said...

Is this paradise your garden? Wow, how lovely. I don't know if I would like so many rabbits, thought! :)

Looking forward to seeing a wonderful dessert plate from Marrakesh at our "Dessert Carnival"... hurry and send your photograph, you still have until April 30th.

Have a wonderful day

Cielo

My Castle in Spain said...

Hi Elizabeth!
oh....so many lovely rabbits..they're too cute and I love the cat down below..

Enjoy the Morrocan sun !! :-)

ps: I think you might not have seen a message left long ago. Was looking for your email to ask if you still rent your riad, as i couldn't see the ad either. I'm trying to arrange to come in September but still am not sure.

Frank Gardner said...

What a great garden and group of animals Maryam has.
Peacocks are wonderfull burglar alarms.
I think Blinky is my favorite though, must be in heaven there in that garden.

Terry Rafferty said...

What I love about visiting your blog is that I never know what will come next - but it is always charming, a lovely moment, no matter what else is going on in my day.

Paz said...

I love these animal/bird photos!

Paz

this is my patch said...

Love all those bunny ears and such a pretty contented looking cat. x

Annie said...

Love all the animals, but that one bunny stole my heart(the one who poses:-). Thanks for that.

Sara said...

Oh, my heart melted at the sight of Blinky...what a sweet face!

And I love that garden of eden; it looks like a great place to spend a hot afternoon, among the shade trees waiting for the peacocks to strut their stuff properly.

That is quite a herd of rabbits...well I guess "herd" is not the right term...but anyway, there sure are a lot of them!

Bobby said...

Very cool photos. Next time I'm in town I have to go there.

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

What is the collective noun for bunnies anyway. Bundle of bunnies?

Alto Hebat said...

Cuuuuttteee!!!! >_<

isabel tiago said...

I like this photos of animals and flowers and i have one white little rabbit with 11 years old.

Isabel