Monday, September 28, 2009

Leapin' lizards not

No, I don't often blog about local lizards. There are reasons.

Not only do lizards definitely not leap -- but they are very cautious little guys who are unlikely to hold still for a proper photographic composition. Which is why I was most pleased to receive the upper picture, labeled skink, from my neighbor today. He's definitely bigger than that pine cone above, if such a comparison can be made. Quite unlike the little guy below, one of many babes I see skittering about; he may have been all of 1-1/2 inches long, nose to the end of his tail. I was very lucky to get the photo; lizards don't even do their push-ups when I'm around with my camera, much less wait around while I get a tape measure or US quarter for a proper size comparison!

Note: Probably won't be here tomorrow night -- I've got an outpatient procedure in the morning and don't plan on staying up late. BTW, don't you hate the medical use of the word procedure? It makes even the most onerous surgery sound trivial.


Kathleen said...

Great photos! They are hard to capture.

Yeah, I am with you on that, J - I doesn't sound like a 'medical thing' to me. Praying for you and hope all goes well! Rest up =)

Antipodean Curmudgeon said...

As is said prior to going on stage, 'break a leg(left one)', get back on line quickly.


quilteddogs said...

Good luck on your "procedure". Procedure sounds way better than "invasive surgery"

Jarart said...

Hope all went well on the surgery.

Anonymous said...

How about "prep" as an onerous word? As in Colon Prep. Talk about trivializing something.

Granny J said...

Anon#2 -- can'tsa as I disagree with you on that word (or procedure)

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