Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Run Bunny Run

Bunny was just sitting in the middle of Lafayette Blvd looking around, so I stopped in the bike lane to watch him. It was a quiet, warm Phoenix Spring morning, with very light traffic, so I wanted to see what he would do. He did nothing but look around for a solid minute or so. Taking in the morning air I guess. Then that strong cyclist came flying around the roundabout and the bunny decided to run--straight in the direction of the cyclist. I was laughing so I kind of missed that sequence, which is a shame because she looked pretty photogenic (the cyclist, too), but the bunny made it, and ran back over my way. 

I was prepared to ride out in front of traffic to alert them to bunny's presence if needed, however, bunny seemed to be perfectly comfortable scampering in the street. I noticed his speed was just what was needed to avoid cars and bikes. I see him many mornings munching the green lawns, along with his brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, second cousins, great aunts, grand parents, and neighbors, the quail family. Bunnies and bicycles in the street. 

Also: four kids cycling to school. For a few moments, the planet seemed to be spinning right. Get up. Go ride.



  1. That wouldn't be the EASTER BUNNY hanging out there, would it?

  2. I'm so glad you stopped to capture these images. I always enjoy encounters like that one.

  3. Apertome captured my sentiments as well.

  4. DAN_the_MAN I've never tried them, my preference is to let them be, though.

  5. Hahaa. That is what most people say. I have been raised eating them. Some times it was eat wild game or starve.

  6. DAN_the_MAN yep, I know how that goes. Being married to a vegetarian, I sometimes present her with the "lost in the woods three days, here's a rabbit I just snared" scenario. After three days with no tofu, I'm sure she would tear into a high-protein roasted wild rabbit with the rest of us.


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