Friday, September 28, 2012


Yesterday, as noted earlier, was the first day of the Yavapai County Fair in Prescott Valley, Arizona. 

First, an historical note.  "Yavapai" is a Native American word, pronounced YAV-uh-pie.  It was the name of a tribe of Yavapai Apaches who lived in this area long before the white man came.

But on to the fair.  I always love the garish colors.

This vendor, "Sassy Lil Thangs", is a prime example.  I didn't even look at her various tsochkes but the colors certainly do get one's attention.

When I go to the fair with SWMBO, I have no doubt what she wants to see.

Just like Hugh Hefner.  BUNNIES!

There are other critters present.

Geese and ducks. 

Incidentally, the critters were caged inside a huge tent covering that had a lot of red in it.  Hence the tint.

There was a turkey or two.

There were goats.

There was even a tiny (and very pregnant) dwarf goat.

And lots and lots of sheep.  (Sorry Dr. M, I neglected to photograph them.)

But rabbits is what SWMBO wanted and rabbits is what she got.  Lots and lots of rabbits.

Maybe I should have said lops and lops of rabbits.  There were many of this variety, called lop-eared or just lops because of the way their ears hang down.  The ears on the front bunny can't seem to decide which way they want to go.

This is a prime example of a lop.  Note the ears.

I liked this little mostly-white bunny with the very black ears.

So ends our trip to the fair.  Oh, we did go inside Tim's Toyota Center and looked at a quite large photography exhibit and many examples of student art.  And, though I was drawn, SWMBO doesn't care for the carnival and midway so we left and went instead to a local Mexican restaurant for beers and nachos.


Stephen Hayes said...

What's the deal with SWMBO and bunnies? Cute but so messy.

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

You're right, Stephen. Truth be told, she wouldn't want one anywhere near the house. She just likes to look at them at the fairs.

Lowandslow said...

Cute wascawy wabbits. And I must agree with SWMBO...Mexican food and beer any day for me, too. Glad y'all had fun. ;)


Thérèse said...

In your labels there is no mention of beer or food...

Tom Cochrun said...

Are those rabbits being raised as beef is raised-to be consumed?

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

A good question for which I have no answer.

The Bug said...

Cute bunnies! I'm choosing to ignore Tom's comment :)

Oh, & Dr. M will forgive you THIS time. Heh.