And I thought I was the only one eyeing the coconuts!!!
The lizard population in my garden is growing by leaps and bounds! Or is it because of blogging that I'm keeping an eye on any kind of movement?! Found this one regally resting on my neighbour's young Neem tree. I managed one shot from my kitchen window before it sensed my interest, then it bounded off into the unknown.
With all the rain that we received in August I had to transplant some plants into pots. I pulled out a poinsettia (no digging in all that slush) to plant in a large pot. Guess who was on it?? A baby lizard sans a tail! Hoping that it wouldn't leap into the midst of plants, I took out my ever-present camera and got these shots.
It stayed motionless for a few minutes and then realized it needed to beat a hasty retreat!
I'm wondering--do all baby lizards have that look of perpetual surprise on their cute little faces?
As for the adults, it's the seen-it-all-done-it-all look! Talk about sheer (l)wizardry on the barbed wire!!!
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