Thursday, March 18, 2010

Tired Lizards




I'm tired ... sooooo tired.


Can I just rest here on your hand?



A little to the left ... in the warm sunshine ... yes, that feels better.



This winter was so long, too long, and too bugless ...

My ribs are showing.



Thanks for the lift. I think I'll stay here in the sun for a while and recharge my batteries.




Poor thing.


It has been a hard winter for the ectothermic clans here in Florida. The cold snaps killed marine fish by the thousands, zapped seaturtles and manatees, and basically shook things up for a few months.


Warming has begun though ... here are a few signs from last weekend that spring is finally here.












16 comments:

Dani said...

I'll be sooooo glad when the warm weather is back!! I'm tired of living on pain killers.

Anonymous said...

Hi FC,

Poor thang. Somehow I missed these photos.

P

PS Yea spring!

Sayre said...

Wow - I feel just like that lizard. This morning, I put on my socks and shoes... then remembered my pants. Yeah. THAT kind of day.

LaDivaCucina said...

I didn't know we had violets here. Are they a tropical violet? I thought they only grew in cold climate locales? Bring Spring!

Suwanee Refugee said...

That ol' lizard is probably tired from all the cold weather that has been going on.

threecollie said...

Thanks FC, spring reminders are always really welcome.

Mark said...

Poor little thing.

I remember lizards. We had them up here on our little mountain, until the hordes of cats depopulated the area. On the other hand, the cats seem not to have any predators.

So I want to know just what good all the coyotes are?

cndymkr / jean said...

Show off. We are still cleaning up after the storm that hit us Saturday. It's amazing how a few days without power makes you appreciate heat and hot water.

Miz S said...

Time to start stashing a bottle of sunscreen in the jeep.

Floridacracker said...

Dani,
You've given me another reason to wish for regular spring temps!

Patio,
You didn't miss them. It posted to an earlier date and you commented before I corrected it to today!

Sayre,
And it's not even Monday!

Diva,
Florida has tons of native violets. Mostly in swampy moist soil. Your part of FL may be too hot for them.

Refugee,
That and the lack of food for a guy like this. Not much bug action this winter.

ThreeCollie,
It's creeping north slowly. Hang in there.

Mark,
Maybe cats taste bad. That stinks. One more reason to not like them.


Jean,
What good is an early spring if you can't show it off to your freezing northern friends? LOL!


Miz S,
AS IF I'm ever without it. The JEEP is always loaded with SPF 50+.

Kimberlee said...

Your spring photos are so refreshing! We're still a blank slate up here.

Is that lizard an Anole? It's so TINY...I'm not sure I've EVER seen one that small before.

Have you ever seen people let anoles latch onto their ear lobes? As a kid, I knew an old man that would do that and it REALLY creeped me out!

lisa said...

Love lizards, there for a moment I thought you were showing us your muscles ;) you enjoy that spring weather, we did get a good taste of it this week it has been up in the 60's for most of it. But next week back to the 40's part of being in the northeast!

Floridacracker said...

Kimberlee,
Yes! It's a young anole. My kids used to latch them on their ears too!

Lisa,
Not muscles, just the return of minimal clothing weather! Spring will get to you!

Suze said...

I haven't seen ANY lizards down here in South Florida. Remember the iguana overload? I think 99% of them are dead. There are only a few left, if at all. It's still too cold here. My plants are trying to cope. I'm hoping I begin to see some lizards soon - even tiny ones - anything. I haven't seen one.

Floridacracker said...

Suze,
It's going to be interesting to see how this winter affects the populations of our many exotic critters.
I'd like to think it set them way back, but my gut tells me they will soon be overruning us again.
I can see the light at the end of the winter tunnel now though :)

Lynn said...

I have a pic of a lizard hanging out on my lampshade. Gotta get the warmth any where you can!!