A groundhog visited a labyrinth I have in my back yard the other day, believe it or not.
We live in the suburbs, close to downtown, but we have a surprising amount of wildlife that visits our backyard. I have told you about our wild bunny who comes and meditates in our flower garden.
The other day, I also mentioned our groundhog who visits our backyard about once a month, rain or shine, all throughout the year and just trots around and checks out the place. I think he wants to see what’s new.
You can see pictures of him and Mr. Bunny in real life here.
I also mentioned the stone labyrinth I built in our back yard the other day. You can see pictures of that here.
Anyhow, the other day we looked out our back window and, I kid you not, there was Mr. Groundhog. In our stone labyrinth. So, of course I had to do a watercolor painting of him. And this painting isn’t quite accurate, as he was at the edge of the labyrinth rather than at the beginning of it.
But I do like to think we are providing a contemplative space for both people and wildlife.
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11 thoughts on “A Groundhog Visits a Labyrinth : A Whimsical Watercolor”
how fun – and how sweet you are to all the animals! 🙂
I love animals so much. I think they understand a lot more than we often think they do.
It was so cool! Thanks so much for reading and commenting, Michael!
Had Hedgehogs in our yard during my first tour with the AF in England and had a pet African Pygmy Hedgehog in Texas and Nevada
That watercolor is absolutely adorable. Love little visitors like that. ?
Thank you so much, Lisa! I love the little visitors that come to my yard!
Lovely! And I like your stone labyrinth, especially that you used stones from your own garden, rather than buying it in. 🙂
Thank you so much, Ann! I really liked using stones from our own yard, too. It makes it more special somehow.
Its beautiful.its not everything we learn from people and classrooms.nature is a good teacher and inspiration towards a lot of things we feel or do
Markdon, I am learning from nature so much lately! She is a wonderful teacher.