Went to check out a new sun-basking spot...on my way home I thought I'd take a quick look at my usual hang- out... Aah...my sun-loving, leisure-seeking seventh cousin! And amidst those shards of glass too! Sheer lizardry! Who says we lizards don't have the cutting edge! Loll on, cousin, loll on! Let me see what else is happening...not a flavour I care about-- bamboo nectar! Busy as usual, these two! Another one of those My-Wings-Are-Sealed variety. Hasn't even noticed me, at it like there's no tomorrow! Fighting over it too!! Tch! Tch! Hmm...looks like rain.... Don't like the look of those D.A.R.K clouds...Must run along or I'll be drenched! Oooh, new kid in town! No time for introductions now. That'll have to wait. And quite a looker too! Must hurry, the spouse is moulting y'know. He's not his usual self right now...must rush...
Glory be to God for dappled things- For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches' wings; Landscape plotted and pieced--fold, fallow, and plough; And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim. All things counter, original, spare, strange; Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?) With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim; He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change: Praise him. Gerard Manley Hopkins
The first flowering shrub I planted on our land
Every flower is a soul blooming in Nature.-Gerard De Nerval
Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself? -Henry David Thoreau