First today we have a Brown Anole that was sitting on the fence, a different type of anole from the green one I saw the other day. This one is a large male, about the same size as the Green Anole.  You can see the ridge on its neck and back–male anoles will raise this ridge in a territorial display. He was warning me to back off from his fence. I always like to see these little lizards. Settings were f/5.6, 1/640, ISO 1600.

The friendly Mockingbird hasn’t been around and I miss seeing it almost every day. There is always Sophie, however. She’s happy to pose for photos. Settings were f/6.3, 1/640, ISO 1600.

Sophie sitting by the fence. Settings were f/6.3, 1/640, ISO 1250.

This beetle was crawling on the wall of the house this afternoon and I took a photo. I haven’t seen a lot of insects yet this year. I don’t know what kind of beetle it is–time to go back to What’s That Bug? and try to find out. Settings were f/7.1, 1/640, ISO 800.

I took Ethan outside this afternoon for a few photos. He was my first Masterpiece doll and is my favorite–I love this little guy. He’s 40 inches tall, the size of a real 4-year-old, with joints at his neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, and knees. Here he is standing against one of the palm trees. He didn’t come with freckles–I thought he needed freckles and I painted them myself. Settings were 7.1, 1/400, ISO 200.

Ethan standing on the pool steps. Settings were f/7.1, 1/250, ISO 100.

One more photo of Ethan. Settings were f/7.1, 1/250, ISO 100.