Frog on Thursday

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I saw a tiny Green Tree Frog today–the only one I’ve seen this year! We used to have lots of them, especially in the bushes in the front yard, and I’ve missed seeing them around. This little frog was perched on the mailbox when I first spotted it, but it quickly hopped over near the window. It was not much over a half inch in length.


After a couple of minutes the frog moved onto the window screen.


One more of the tiny frog, looking around from its position on the screen. After this photo it jumped off the screen into the bushes near the window.




Three Anoles for Wednesday

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I’ve missed posting for a couple of days due to family medical issues and associated medical appointments (three of those just in the past two days). But I’m back today with three anoles.

I thought at first that this was the big male that likes to sit upright on the fence–he was in the same area of the fence, and has similar coloring and size. No jaw injury on this one though.


A young female anole with a red head and pretty markings.



And this one was posing on the fence, with a leaf draped over the anole and red flower buds to the right.


Max on Sunday

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Just a couple of shots of Max in the yard for today. He’ll walk outside carrying one of his chipmunk toys, pick a spot to settle down in the grass, and just lie there for awhile surveying the yard.


When he sees me pointing the camera toward him, he’ll start wagging his tail as he watches me. Then he’ll suddenly jump up and run to me. He’s about to charge at me in this photo!



Saturday Photos

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The big male anole was sitting upright on the fence as usual today.


It was harder to see the markings on his eyelid today.


One more of the big anole. Looks like he’s enjoying the sun here.


Squirrel in a tree.


And here’s a glimpse of the squirrel’s face after it had turned around and moved up the tree trunk a bit.


Three for Friday

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When I looked out the back door on this chilly morning, there was a bumblebee busy in the lavender plant.


I haven’t seen any bees in the flowers for awhile, so it was nice to see this bee visiting.


The bluebirds are finally starting to look like bluebirds again–they’ve gotten past the stages of juvenile plumage and growing in new feathers.



Max on Thursday

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It was chilly this morning and never really got hot today. Max was enjoying the temperate weather and wanted to spend a lot of time outside in the yard. He brought one of his many toy chipmunks along with him.


Max and chipmunk relaxing together.



Happy Max.



One more of Max and the chipmunk.


A Few for Tuesday

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The big male anole sitting upright on the fence. He still has that injured area on his jaw which I’m hoping will heal. I can almost make out the “tattoo” over his eye–it certainly looks like those could be letters.


Closer look at the anole’s face. His eyelid “tattoo” might be BBA–maybe he’s a member of the Big Bad Anoles gang!


Here’s another big male anole, the boss of the gate area. He sits quietly and calmly when I approach him.


If I talk to him he’ll sometimes roll an eye at me.


Last for today are some lavender flowers still blooming on our remaining lavender plant.


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