Day of the Dead
Calendula; Coleus; Rudbeckia; Cilantro, Bunnytail Grass; Spider Plants (had to!); Eastern Cottontail Skull*
*One day this Summer, I discovered a young, whole, deceased rabbit at the edge of our shed. It looked perfect, other than having lost its life. I carefully tucked the limp body under a hedge, blanketed it with plant matter. Weeks later, the ground ecology had recycled most of the body. Some fur remained, some bones visible. Two days in hydrogen peroxide cleaned the skull to white. Notice, a part is missing. Perhaps a predator had gotten hold of the bunny’s head, but the young cottie got away… and died in safety here. Rest in peace, little one.