Most days I walk out the back door and see this anole on the screen, looking very calm and comfortable. She lives just outside the back door and is used to people and dogs going in and out.

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This is a juvenile anole. I’ve seen several pretty young ones lately, and it’s October–I hope they grow enough to survive the winter.

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Sophie relaxing in the grass.

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I had my 90mm lens on the camera today, but when I spotted a Downy Woodpecker up in one of the palm trees I wished I’d had the 70-300 zoom! I took some photos anyway and cropped in on the little bird. This woodpecker is only about 6 1/2 inches long, not much bigger than a sparrow.

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The red patch on the nape of the neck means that this Downy Woodpecker is a male.

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The little woodpecker moved to a new position up higher in the tree.

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Looking around.

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Fall is slowly moving in. This leaf was solid green a few weeks ago–now it’s a mix of green and yellow.

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We still have one basil plant growing.

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Sophie on her way across the yard to the house.

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