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Sunday Photos

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I missed a few days while dealing with family medical issues, but things are improving here.

Another bumblebee in the basil flowers.

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Anole on the fence, looking at me through some wires. This anole is familiar enough with me now to just sit calmly and watch me–strange anoles are more apt to quickly run away.

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A gloriosa lily at the end of its blooming, caught in a ray of sunlight against the back fence.

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Taken from across the yard, through the back door–a hummingbird approaching a lily.

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This is a Marine Blue butterfly–a tiny butterfly no bigger than the bumblebee. It was busy in the basil flowers today.

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Monday Photos

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This big male brown anole with green eyes was sitting near the parsley pots.

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We’re growing lavender in  pots this year. The plants aren’t very big yet, but they’re growing steadily.

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Gloriosa lily bud, beginning to open.

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Tiny fly on a lily leaf.

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Bumblebee in the basil flowers.

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Two for Sunday

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A big male brown anole, hiding in the lily leaves as he moved along the fence. If you look at him carefully, you can see bits of yellow/orange under his eye and on his snout.

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A nearby lily. The specks on the anole could be pollen from a lily it passed–there is a bit of orange on the edges of the stamens at the bottom of the lily.

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Baby Anole on Tuesday

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This baby brown anole was climbing around on the outside of the screen door today–getting an early start at claiming that territory.

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It was a very small, very young anole–these photos are larger than life-size.

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When I took the camera outside the back door, the tiny anole sat calmly on the screen.

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The little anole did keep an eye on me.

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But it didn’t seem frightened and never did run away until I went back into the house.

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I’m sorry about not getting posts done every day lately. We’re still dealing with family illness here, so I’ll just post as I can.

Saturday Photos

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Palm frond in the sunshine.

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Looking up into the palm trees.

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Gloriosa lily buds.

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The curl at the tip of a gloriosa lily leaf. The tip curls around whatever it touches, clinging as the plant grows taller. This leaf has a thread of something attached to it–maybe part of a tiny spider web.

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One of my favorite warm weather sights–a tiny baby anole. I’ve only seen a few babies so far this year. This little anole had its eyes shut as I took the photo.

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Baby anole climbing on the fence.

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Saturday Assortment

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Gloriosa lilies first today. Here are a group of lily plants growing up against my side of the fence. (My next door neighbor has lilies on her side of the fence too, but hers haven’t grown as much as mine yet.) The lily plants cling to the fence and they’ll eventually cover the area with flowers. This year one giant lily plant came up–it’s taller than I am already and still growing!

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The big anole in the area around the gate has become very used to me and the camera, and he sits nicely for photos.

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Displaying his dewlap here.

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Over on the side of the house I spotted a couple of anoles. This one is a little female.

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And another male showing off.

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Anole peeking over the top of the fence.

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Vine stretching up over the fence toward the sky.

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And last for today is Max, cuddling up with a soft fleece throw.

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Two for Friday

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When I looked out the back door I wasn’t sure at first what was on the handrail post of the ramp to the shed. I thought it was probably an anole, but it sure was throwing a big shadow.

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When I went out and walked closer, I saw that it was a brown anole. He climbed up on the handrail and posed for a photo as he displayed his dewlap.

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