Saturday, December 20, 2008

Dream, dream, dream

Tempe, The Rabbit Fountain

Easter bunny or Christmas bunny?

Lapin de Pâques ou lapin de Noël?

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Chandler Mall,

Meanwhile the lists are getting longer and longer...

Pendant ce temps là les listes s'allongent, s'allongent...


Dusty Lens said...

Oh yes, that's it! I need to visit Santa to give him my list of camera stuff I want for Christmas! ;)

namaki said...

j'aime bien cette photo en plongée de Santa Claus et deux de ses fans !

Marguerite-Marie said...

oui les deux photos sont très agréables ce gros lapin décoré comme un sapin de Noël.
et les enfants avec leur listes...Ici je connais au moins deux petits enfants (2 ans) qui ont très très peur du père Noël!!!je pense que ça va changer dans peu d'années

Bibi said...

Hi, Therese! Just now checked all your Christmas posts; sorry to have been away a while. The rabbit and children bring to mind a quote from The Velveteen Rabbit about what is real and what is not. I found it very touching. Here it is:

"What is REAL?" asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, before Nana came to tidy the room. "Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?"

"Real isn't how you are made," said the Skin Horse. "It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real."

"Does it hurt?" asked the Rabbit.

"Sometimes," said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. "When you are Real you don't mind being hurt."

"Does it happen all at once, like being wound up," he asked, "or bit by bit?"

"It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in your joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand."

Daniel said...

Tu est sur que ton lapin n'est pas un lièvre ? les oreilles ????
Le lièvre de mars d'Alice... mdr
Temps magique ou les enfants croient encore au Père Noël. ^_^

Therese said...

Dusty lens, it’s never too soon for next year…

Namaki, merci.

Marguerite-Marie, un personnage imposant, le moins que l’on puisse dire.

Pat, you gave me the inspiration for this year’s Christmas reading (a tradition) a change to “les bonnes manières de table du 13ème siècle de l’année dernière..) I love it.

Daniel, tu as bien vu c’est un Jackrabbit, en fait un lièvre aux très longues oreilles. Le « lapin » de la photo mesure dans les 4 mètres et pèse dans les 450 kilos…

Bergson said...

J'aime l'angle de prise de la deuxième vraiment original

Pat said...

There's a rabbit in Chandler on Chandler Blvd, just east of Rural at Wild Tree.

Love your pics.