Monday, January 17, 2011

the velveteen rabbit



We have a zoo at home; a cat, two guinea pigs, two goldfish and a rabbit. Every time I get broody, I end up with another pet. So which animal did I select for the special treatment? Perseus, the rabbit. There's something about the way he could easily be a cuddly toy with all of his soft hair. It's not difficult to imagine him being brought to life by the fairy in "The Velveteen Rabbit", a book that Miles and I love to read together over and over again.

"Autumn passed and Winter, and in the Spring, when the days grew warm and sunny, the Boy went out to play in the wood behind the house. And while he was playing, two rabbits crept out from the bracken and peeped at him. One of them was brown all over, but the other had strange markings under his fur, as though long ago he had been spotted, and the spots still showed through. And about his little soft nose and his round black eyes there was something familiar, so that the Boy thought to himself:

'Why, he looks just like my old Bunny that was lost when I had scarlet fever!'

But he never knew that it really was his own Bunny, come back to look at the child who had first helped him to be Real."

from "The Velveteen Rabbit" by Margery Williams

Green Dream Photography's rabbit could easily be one of the rabbits from this scene. So very easily. Look at all that outrageously fluffy fur and perfect snow on his nose.

See you next week for some silhouettes.
k
x

Pino in the Snow
pino in the snow by green dream photography

11 comments:

justine said...

these are such lovely shots, absolutely wonderful both of them

Life with Kaishon said...

I always loved that book.

blue elephant photography said...

how very cool! i love these shots =)

Simone said...

So lovely! The Velveteen Rabbit is one of my all time favourite books. I love how in the first one they both really seem to be seeing eye to eye - fantastic!

maureen said...

Any photo of Miles is a fav of mine, and add a sweet soft bunny? Perfect.
I love the bunny in the snow, so amazing.

Oliag said...

The Runaway Bunny is another favorite children's book of mine! Love these bunny shots!

mosey said...

We love that story too, in our house. Such a sweet post.

April said...

very sweet! love those cute bunny noses!

Anna said...

A lovely book and adorable photos!

Karin van D. said...

*grin* Pino looks like he's thinking "I'm so cold, now take that shot and let me come in then, please?"

They both look adorable. And so soft!

urban muser said...

i just want to pinch those soft little bunny faces. so cute!

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