Outside My Window

Two Rabbits Bunnies Watercolor Illustration

For Day 6 of #WorldWatercolorMonth and our prompt of “Window View,” I simply looked out my window to spot something interesting. After scanning the grass outside for a moment, I spotted a couple of bunny rabbits in the middle of some sort of rabbit conversation. I’ve no idea what they were saying, or what rabbits tend to talk about in general, but their tableau was the inspiration for this quick little watercolor sketch. Though it’s visually pretty outside and sunny, the humid heat is truly unpleasant so I’ve spent much of the day indoors. I’m not a big fan of the summer heat and even less so now that it appears to be getting much hotter these days. But, these little rabbits didn’t seem to mind it one bit. That, or maybe they were actually saying something like, “Damn! It’s a scorcher today! I thought my cottontail was going to burn off!” Though, I’m quite sure they’re well adapted to the temperatures and I’m the one who’s just being a bit of a wimp. Our dog Phineas thinks I’m perfectly crazy as this is his absolute favorite time of the year. It’s sometimes impossible to get him off the terrace and back into the house. But, every creature is different, and that’s what makes the world so wonderful.

Today, after going out to eat Thai Food for lunch (yeah I don’t mind the heat when it comes in the form of food), Philippe and I went shopping. It’s rare that we’ll go to physical stores rather than shop online, but we ventured to the suburbs to see what we could find there. Our first stop was Bed, Bath and Beyond, and though Philippe is fluent in English, this name still troubles him. I have to repeat the name several times to remind him of the order and he ends up shaking his head every time. We were on a hunt for a waffle cone maker and this seemed like the sort of place we might find one. Regrettably, we discovered this was something they only sold online, because it’s apparently even a bit too obscure for even a store like that one. So, we ended up shopping online again anyway, but Philippe selected in-store delivery so we’ll be picking up our prize tomorrow at usual weekly Target run. Beyond that, our adventure outdoors today consisted of a trip Walmart, which is a must when visiting the suburbs, and a visit to an Aldi, because as Philippe said, “We’ve never seen this one!” Yeah, our life is not what one would call exciting.

Thanks to everyone who commented for a chance to get free samples in yesterday’s post, Philippe drew the names out of a World Watercolor Month pouch so if you didn’t win one this time, you know who to blame. Just a reminder, to be sure to look for my comment back to you on that post so you can send me your name and shipping info via the site’s contact form! I tried to get Phineas to select the names, but after sticking his nose into the pouch and rooting around for a bit finding only pieces of paper, he just sniffed with disgust and trotted off to the terrace. No doubt, he was hoping for a treat inside and was a bit miffed when there wasn’t one to be found. But, thankfully, if you didn’t get a sample, you’ve no need to be miffed at all, because there will be more chances coming up! Just be sure to follow these posts each day for the next chance to get something cool. And be sure to bookmark and keep checking the main World Watercolor Month giveaways page as many international giveaways will be popping up all month long! For my part, I’m thrilled for the weekend, and enjoying every little thing I see that pops up just outside my window.

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  1. Karen Fortier 3 years ago

    I love your bunnies! They look like mine which I have not seen in a bit. Wildlife seem to take turns strolling through our yard. Lately it is a turkey. You just never know.
    It was hot and humid here too today. I barely survived my day sketching ourside. Tonight I just can’t seem to drink enough ice water! Tomorrow the humidity should be manageable, I hope. Another day of sketching outside.

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 years ago

      Thanks so much, Karen! 😃💕Fun that you have such a varied wildlife show! And yeah, it’s been way too hot and humid to sketch outside this year. Though, this coming from a guy who prefers snow! lol

  2. Sharon Nolfi 3 years ago

    I’m glad you’re about to have homemade waffle cones! Yummy.

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 years ago

      Thanks, Sharon! 😃💕Philippe got his contraption today and we’ll be taste-testing the waffle cones this evening! hehe

  3. Mary Roff 3 years ago

    Sounds like a perfectly wonderful Saturday and those bunnies are wonderful!!! Just a note…Aldi”s has WONDERFUL chocolate bars. Maybe not as good as Valrona but yummy.

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 years ago

      Thanks so much, Mary! 😃💕 hehe… Philippe knows the chocolate bars well. We always end up with one in the bag!

  4. Lisa 3 years ago

    I saw a rabbit in our yard last evening. I’m hoping he doesn’t like beans. My beans are growing like mad. They enjoy the heat, as do the tomatoes. Peas this week!

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 years ago

      Yay to seeing a rabbit! 😃💕 Yeah… let us hope it doesn’t enjoy what sounds like a wonderful round of vegetables this year in your garden! Yum!

  5. Sandra Strait 3 years ago

    I think your bunnies are discussing the attributes of that flower and how beautiful it is and what an amazing work of art, and if they should just eat it or let it ripen just a little bit further. I had to look up Aldi’s because we don’t have them in Oregon. We do have Trader Joes and now I know the two are owned by brothers.

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 years ago

      Hehe… yeah I think that’s exactly what the bunnies are discussing! 😃💕 And yay… hehe.. isn’t it fun to learn even more than what your were intending when going to look something up? That’s my favorite part of the Internet! lol

  6. June Hadaway 3 years ago

    Most adorable pair of bunnies! I think they are one of the cutest animals but they can destroy a flower garden. Every year they top off my
    lily blooms. I have yet to see if they are the color I actually bought.

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 years ago

      Thanks, June! 😃💕 hehe… yeah…bunnies are cute, but certainly not a gardener’s best friend!

  7. smzang 3 years ago

    Charlie said ” I spotted a couple of bunny rabbits in the middle of some sort of rabbit conversation.”
    already I am enthralled!
    and then he said “Damn! It’s a scorcher today! I thought my cottontail was going to burn off!”
    here too and then we had thunder boomers and torrential rain. it’s still humid!

    You are so talented!

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 years ago

      Thanks, Sarah! 😃💕 You’re so sweet to say that! Glad you enjoyed this! And I know!! Even when it storms, the humidity comes back… ugh… I’m already ready for autumn! hehe

  8. gilian 3 years ago

    Awesome bunnies! I assume you did them. So awesome. 🙂

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 years ago

      Thanks so much! 😃💕 Yes! Anything not marked “Guest” is drawn by me! Glad you liked them!

  9. Sharon Bonin-Pratt 3 years ago

    I call it Bed, Bath, and Beyond Belief – maybe Philippe can remember it this way. Hilarious that you guys shop the same places I shop, though I’m a bit further west of you. Bunnies on the grass – absolutely adorable.

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 years ago

      Thanks, Sharon! 😃💕 lol… I’ll let Philippe know that… I think it will make more sense to him! 😉

  10. Amelia 3 years ago

    Love your bunnies. Woken up to gentle but constant rain here in uk great for the garden I so love though…..

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 years ago

      Thanks so much, Amelia! 😃💕 Aww… that’s sounds like a lovely start to the day!

  11. LoriCtoo 3 years ago

    Love your bunnies. I miss Bob(my bunny I befriended). I should sketch him. I sketched what I wished was my view…..Disneyland. I was going to do the birds I’ve made friends with, but I did those in another class I am doing. A bluejay, who was born this year and not very smart when it comes to our cat and a pair of Morning Doves who had one baby this year. I’ve become an old lady who watches and feeds the birds. Hahahaha!

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 years ago

      Thanks, Lori! 😃💕You should totally sketch Bob!! And yay to being like an old lady… haha… that sounds like a lovely way to spend the day. Philippe prides himself on his “old lady” traits of which there are many! 😉

  12. Laura Kate 3 years ago

    Your imaginary rabbit conversation had me chuckling.

  13. Lisa Ann Ulibarri 3 years ago

    So cute!!!!!!!!! Wishing you a wonderfilled week 🙂

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      Charlie O'Shields 3 years ago

      Thanks so much, Lisa! 😃💕Hope you have a wonder-filled week as well!

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