Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Happy Eostre / Ostara!


Today is the Vernal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere -- the first official day of Spring! In pagan tradition, it is the date sacred to the Goddess named Eostre or Ostara. Her sacred animal is, of course, the fabulously fertile rabbit, prolific creator of new life after the long sleep of winter.

And what a long, hard winter it's been!
We're all looking a little . . . harried . . . by it, aren't we?


Time to put on our Spring Finery!


Maybe even indulge in some Bunny Bling!


Don't let life get you down!
Be creative!


Enjoy whatever pampering you can get!


And never miss an opportunity for a snuggle!


50 comments:

anne marie in philly said...

bunnehs! happy spring!

Moving with Mitchell said...

Oh that last gif gave me the warm fuzzies! Happy Oysters!

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

Oh. My Goddess.
Bunny bling? A bunny hoodie? Bunnies in a stroller? Yes, please.
I couldn't wait for Spring to be here. I love the season. Pollen gets to me but I just love all the green popping everywhere.
Yay for Eostre!

XOXO

forsythia said...

I want to get that bunny cape. Loved the part about your husband whisking the rabbit away in a stroller for some TLC.

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

Thank you so much for this post. I CANNOT tell you how much I love rabbits. Happy Spring to you! I hope it truly is the beginning of Spring. -Jenn

Marie Smith said...

Lol. Now I’ve heard it all! Until the next time!

mxtodis123 said...

Oh gosh those bunnies are so cute...and unfortunately for my weigh ins, the chocolate ones are as well.

Bob Slatten said...

Rabbits giving head, who knew?

Parnassus said...

Hello Debra, In Ohio, little rabbits hopping around are one of the first signs of spring, and I always see plenty of them on my summer visits. I have often noticed how they seem willing to relax with birds and squirrels, and even deer, who are the newest frequent inhabitants of the Cleveland suburbs.
--Jim

Miss Val's Creations said...

Happy Spring! Rabbits are so cute. I wonder if massage and acupuncture is a real thing for them!

Leanna said...

That bunny jacket is so sweet. That ring is pretty too. Bunnies are so soft and cuddly. Happy Ostara Blessings to you and your rare one.

Carol Blackburn said...

Well, that rabbit looks like how I felt yesterday. Such a fun post, Debra. Gotta crack up at that joke too! Ha,ha.......

Bob Johns said...

Happy Spring lets hope the warm-up is around the corner.

Joanne Noragon said...

Too funny, every one of those rabbits.

jono said...

Bunnies have the cutest toes!

Kirk said...

Love that Facebook page. That guy sure likes his rabbit!

Deedles said...

Love, love, love the snuggle bunnies!

brewella deville said...

The March Hare speaks for me.

mistress maddie said...

Snuggle bunnies!!!!!! I am slowly coming out of hibernation.....

NanaDiana said...

What a fun post...and I especially liked that part about the hubby that took the rabbit for acupuncture. lol THAT will be my 'chuckle of the day'.
Great pictures..especially that last little video. So cute!
Have a wonderful first day of spring- xo Diana

e said...

I'll have to forward this to my rabbit-owning friend. She lets her bunny range free in her condo and the floors are a bit... dodgy. But, she loves Bun and who cares? It's her house!

Happy Spring, Debra! We've got a beautiful day to celebrate Ostara and the turning of the Wheel. Peace, friend.

bobbie said...

Welcome Eostre!!

DEZMOND said...

Love that bunny cape!

Susan said...

Try as I might, the rabbit is the one rodent I cannot hate.

Bea said...

Very sweet.

Martha said...

HAHAHA! The missing rabbit message...hahaha!

Happy spring! It is sunny and mild today. Such a beautiful day for my favourite season to arrive.

Old Lurker said...

Those bunnies are not snuggling. They are plotting.

Barbara said...

I'm feeling like the Mad Hatter looks after my move. Even though it shorts weather here, I sure would love that rabbit cape.

^.^ said...

Omg, friend D … the bunny nose to nose clip is so cute … Thank you … I listen to Jesus Christ Superstar every Easter … and cry for … Judas. Love, cat.

Adam said...

Happy Pagan Easter

as opposed to Stolen Holiday for Christians Easter

Guillaume said...

Happy vernal Equinox! Love the rabbits. Easter is coming, the hares are getting fat.

bill lisleman said...

Bunny Bling - isn't that what those sugar daddies brought for the bunnies at the old Playboy clubs?

Lisa said...

I need acupuncture and a massage. Where do I sign up with said husband? No, seriously, I am just glad for the change of the season. This winter needs to be put behind us and never mentioned again.

Fundy Blue said...

I'll share these with the bunnies that live under my front door steps. I woke them up laughing. Happy spring, Debra!

baili said...

hahaha you are so funny dear Debra!

whenever i want to laugh or smile your posts spring in my mind abruptly :)))

Happy first day of spring my friend!
keep BLOOMING!

JACKIESUE said...

happy don't kill any rabbits day.

Elsie Amata said...

FINALLY!!!!!!! Now, can someone tell Mother Nature? Because I think she missed the memo.

That last one with the snuggling bunnies is one I need to have on my home screen at work. It melts away every ounce of stress ever!!!

Elsie

JP said...

You’ve gotta love a bunny in Spring.
JP x

holli said...

Oh sweet bunnies!! I have a love/hate relationship with them. Our neighborhood is literally overrun by rabbits. They're everywhere and they drive my dog Lila crazy. Unfortunately she catches a few every year. I do my best to save them but i'm not always successful. :(

Missy George said...

Love the bunnies..#2 looks old and wise..and who could resist the last ones??HAppy Spring..

Jill said...

Happy Spring!!! Those bunnies are adorable!!

Blessings,
Jill

Rain said...

Oh a wascally wabbit snuggle! How adorable!!! Happy Ostara Debra! Blessing of the season to you and your Rare Lovely One!! xx

LL Cool Joe said...

Bloody rabbits cause havoc in our garden. :D

bj said...

awww...all the bunnies are so so cute...and I LOVE that bunny bling...
one of my grandsons has a pet rabbit that he loves to the moon and back...cute post...

Ol'Buzzard said...

Spring equinox is special for my wife and I.
the Ol'Buzzard

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

We don't have rabbits locally, for some reason, but have hares galore. Fantastic to watch in Spring.

Rommy said...

I want the bunny poncho!!!

Wendy said...

OMG, the bunny in the stroller getting acupuncture and massage might be the best thing I've heard all winter. lol.
Happy spring! I'm so happy it's here!

Ur-spo said...

Nasty Blogger won't let me post a comment on the book entry - I prefer 'real' books for their feel and smells and haptic pleasures they provide.

Magic Love Crow said...

I love the bunny kisses! Happy Spring Deb! Big Hugs!