Well, for all the good they do for the earth, I'll give them a bit of a tithing.
Even if they do bite me.
And that is all the yard work I'm doing for now. It is too damn hot. I'm moving the hoses around. All of a sudden I realize that I'm going to lose plants if I don't. Like fig trees. I may already be too late. I talk all root-hog-or-die but there are certain plants that I really would hate to lose, my fig trees being a prime example.
Here's a skink on my porch which obviously needs sweeping in the corners. I believe it is a Broadhead Skink. God, I love the internet. Here's a fine page with some lizard information on it.
Here's what it has to say about the Broadhead, just in case you're not in the mood to click onto a page about skinks and anoles:
This is the Broadhead Skink, Eumeces laticeps, basking on a stone plain of some sort. Males have the facial flush and can get quite large for skinks. Skittish. Those big jaws can pinch.
Spellcheck doesn't seem to know beans about skinks and anoles.
I don't really either, even if I do live with them. All the anoles look pregnant right now. For all I know they are.
I think it may be nap time.
After I move the hose again. Hose-moving isn't yard work. It's just fun.
The wildlife that you live with there in Florida. Wow.ReplyDelete
Yellow type on blue background - difficult to read.ReplyDelete
We have a big basket of potatoes too. What do you do with all yours? Do they freeze well?ReplyDelete
Rebecca- The wildlife is our roommates.ReplyDelete
Syd- I think you have to rinse them, then "cure" them on a sheet in the sun and then you can store them. I think.
I've never heard about freezing potatoes, as you said Ms Moon, wash and be sure they're dry and then store then in a cool place in the dark. If the light hits them, even thru a garage door, they'll get green places on them which is a type of sunburn and supposedly if you eat the "green", it'll make your heart race.ReplyDelete
Look at his crazy toes!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the skink photo. I've never seen one. Cool beans.ReplyDelete
That must be a male skink then?ReplyDelete
You put me to shame with your growing and gardening. I feel guilty enough to do something about it xx