It's been very dry and with rainfall below normal and likely to stay there, I've started to irrigate parts of the garden on a once-a-week schedule. Today was the day, and after a leisurely breakfast I went out back to open the irrigation controller door. But wait! Wasn't there a rustling sound? Wasn't there a little hand peaking out from behind the trellis? I whipped out my camera, turned it on, and waited. After a little while I was amazed to see a fairly fat light-colored lizard appear from behind the irrigation controller.
He/she was unfortuately a bit shy, so the photo shows him/her disappearing quickly upon hearing or seeing me click the shutter. I waited a little more, hoping to get a better picture. Ah, there's a little head on the side of the controller. If only I can be patient...
Hopefully, I stayed holding up the camera. But imagine my surprise when, after what seemed like a long time, a second lizard, much darker than the first appeared from behind the controller to enjoy a moment in the sun.
I was so excited! Now all I hope for are plenty of baby lizard as it gets warmer in the spring.
Happy Valentine's Day, Friends!