Photo Challenge: Companionable


WordPress has a weekly photo challenge that I keep passing up, but I think the time has come to join the fun.

Companionable is this week’s theme.

With the students away for the summer, this wild bunny is the only adorable thing I see running around the campus every day.

He stops by to say hello as he winds his way through the Triangle of Bunny Pleasures: home (below the deck), over to the rose garden, across the lawn to the vegetable garden, and back.

I named him Waldo. (Him is my guess.) And here he is, showing me his “rock” imitation.

We made a pact: He’ll hold still for my camera, as long as I show my friendliness from no less than 20 feet away.

Yes, it’s a distant companionship, but it’s sweet nonetheless.

Darla McDavid

I'm Darla, a writer of stories about family, friends, goodness, and God. I love cats, coffee, gardening, and tall stacks of books. Click here to subscribe to my blog. You can also find me on Facebook and Instagram. In my other life, I'm an administrative professional and a Sunday School teacher for preschoolers.

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    • Yes, he is. What I’d really love to see, though, is evidence that’s he’s a Wanda and not a Waldo — some cute little baby bunnies tagging along!


    • Cottontails are surprisingly small rabbits. Though they can be pests in a yard, especially a garden planted with tender lettuce, there is a wonderful harmony to a garden that supports food for our hearts and tables, but allows some for God’s critters as well! Mrs. McDavid is a fortunate person to have Waldo’s blessing and trust!


      • Yes, I do love that our garden is available for Waldo and the other animals that live on our campus. The students use the garden as a learning tool all year, and then it’s left for the animals (and staff, if they leave us anything) while school is closed for the summer. It’s a win-win, as you say.


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