Monday, November 15, 2010
You Are Being Watched - Picture
You are being watched. Or rather I was here.
I went out on a Photo Safari the other day. It was a brilliant afternoon, and I managed to get about 1/2 of Wilton Drive pictured for Wilton Manors Main Street. I have a brochure that I have to put together, and the first step was going out and just getting pictures of everything and anything.
Some I knew would just not fit. This picture is one of them. In the 92 pictures I took in the afternoon, I'd say about 1/2 of the shots were done to show the wildlife in Wilton Manors. Plants, Trees, Flowers, naturescape, and animals.
Deep within the bowels of this Tillandsia, itself a beautiful plant there is one single, golden ring. That ring belongs to a lizard - anole that is watching me from its hiding place against the trunk of a rather sturdy palm tree. The anole saw me and ducked under cover for safety, which they're known for doing. On the other hand, you can see a lot of people here with geckos and anoles tattooed to their legs. Every time I garden it seems that I find one clamped onto my calf thinking it isn't connected to that hand that came down out of the sky after the weeds it was hiding in.
Can you tell that I'm entertained by the little insect eaters? In fact, one is watching me right this moment as I write about them. Out on the front porch, climbing up the leaf of a screw palm is a male anole flapping its dew lap...