Good morning! I felt like I should warn you guys, some people just don't like the not so cute wildlife. So we'll start off with the strawberries. I am loving them. I hope to have them done today, yesterday I had a ton of errands to run and didn't get as much sewing in. I am still so in love.
But now to the lizard talk. Holy cow people, I've never seen such cool lizards in my backyard! I was watering all my pots early and these two lizards were either fighting or possibly "courting" as my husband called it. Not sure which. Or maybe just playing, who knows. They were not afraid of me at all, when they were on the patio I walked right up to them. Later they moved it to the garden area.
It was a while, I managed to finish my watering and then go get my camera! And I took these photos standing about a foot away from their little playground. I didn't want to get too close, all I could think of was if they ran up my pants leg. I KNOW THAT'S NUTS but that's where my brain went.
Growing up we used to catch lizards and keep them in big pickle jar terrariums we lovingly set up for them with dirt and rocks and little plants.. you know those big old jars that looked like barrels? We'd then start catching flies to feed them and after a while my parents would make us release them. The lizards remained unharmed, well except for a few who lost their tails and the emotional damage of living in a pickle jar!
I think this is a Western Fence Lizard. I found a great site to identify lizards. They showed a bunch of different types, alligator lizards which I've had before and OMG legless lizards which sorry AREN'T THOSE SNAKES? Anyway it was interesting, I really love nature and reading about stuff.
Well tomorrow we'll be back to lizard free blogging. I'm off to the dentist now! Everybody keep cool! xop