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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

with two hares

thanks wikimedia commons (PD-US-not renewed)

Here is the German painter August Splitgerber (1844-1918) sharing a glimpse of a "Gemusegarten mit zwei Hasen" (Vegetable garden with two hares).  Clearly they aren't wild hares, they're domestic rabbits, but in earlier centuries the words "hare" and "rabbit" seem interchangeable even for pets.  This is such a little, ragtag collection of cabbage here, yet the heads are plump - as are the bunnies:

Clearly they feel secure in the knowledge that succulent leaves will be theirs too.

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