Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Oh . . . oh, oh, oh!



I had something entirely different for today,

But,

sometimes ya just gotta change your mind.

I went outside, to what I call my coffee cave,

 
{KKlassen partings, hardlight}

to watch the sun rise over the neighbor's house, as I do most mornings.



I was also hoping to finally capture a photo of the hummingbirds that are coming daily
to the wild morning glory, but they aren't so sure about me yet . . . they come and drink a bit, look up
and remember I'm there. In between they like to sit on this branch . . .



After a while, I decided to add some water to my bird bath . . .


{KKlassen partings, hardlight}

When I spied a spicebush butterfly and went in to go get my big girl camera and thankfully
he was still there . . .



This is the wild morning glory that has taken over my bushes, but I don't have to heart to take it out yet,
as the wildlife is flocking and I'm loving it. I followed the butterfly . . .


{KKlassen partings, overlay}

to the other side of my front porch, where I spied a green anole lizard licking the moisture from the leaves.
(the lizard photos are all taken with my camera phone)



I changed the setting to close-up and zoomed in . . . and as I was snapping,
he was getting closer and closer . . . which is unusual and at first I thought maybe he spied a bug.
No bug, but he was really getting close!


Something seemed to catch his eye . . .


At this point I'm kinda laughing to myself, because I can't quite figure it out . . . 


Oh, but curious he was and at this point he is just a mere inch or two from my phone . .


And this would be when he started to lick the camera lens, and I'm just dying here, haha . . .


But what happened next I had no way of capturing . . . he climbed on top of my phone! But when I tried to get him on my finger he jumped off. Not soon after that he climbed back onto my hand and continued to check the phone out, licking it some more. He jumped back off and after a little while he began to bite at the phone? It was really quite comical and of course I was in heaven!


He finally went along his way when he figured he wasn't getting a piece of my phone. The butterfly came back, and so did the hummer . . . although my camera (big girl) couldn't focus fast enough and as soon as he
heard the camera clicks he was gone.



"In all things nature, there is something of the marvelous" - Aristotle

My day is now complete . . . sigh!!

Happy Tuesday,
Love, Kim

XO


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27 comments:

Kathy said...

I honestly think Texas must be "Wild Kingdom" :) Great shots Kim.

Kathryn said...

Those lizard shots are very cool, I can just picture you with a big old smile the closer it got. :0)

Deanna said...

Oh my, I know you must have been in heaven with that lizard crawling all over you hands, arm & phone. Great captures, and that butterfly is stunning with it's beautiful colors against those morning glories!!

Tamar SB said...

He is so green!! Wow! Love that sun burst!!

Sherri B. said...

How awesome! The lizard shots are spectacular...how funny that he was licking your phone! Gorgeous photos...

Patti said...

Do you think he saw his reflection in the phone somehow & fell in love with himself???
Great story!

tinajo said...

Such nice pics - and a cool little guy!

kelly said...

lovely photos! i would totally drink coffee on your porch too - what a perfect spot.

i really like how you shared the different blending modes with the texture. all unique and beautiful.

DeniseinVA said...

I came across your blog just now and am very happy I did. I love your photography and style.

terriporter said...

Wow, flowers, butterflies, hummingbirds AND an anole? I'm coming over to hang out on your porch! Those lizard shots are stellar, Kim! I'll bet Patti is right and he saw his reflection. Just awesome shots all around!

Karen said...

What a great start to the day!

Kelly said...

LMAO...Oh Kim....he's fabulous!!! i'm in love...look out Geiko Gekko!

Sharon said...

How fun! Love the close ups of the little green guy. Amazing!

Andrea Dawn said...

You must have been ecstatic . . . I know I would be. So many great captures, Kim.

Andee said...

What a cool lizard! This was such a fun post!

Viv (modifica) said...

Wow that is what phones are for those quick 'I haven't got time for a big camera' fabulous....

Pat said...

What great shots you were able to get of the lizard. He's beautiful.

Janet Bocciardi said...

I felt your joy, excitement... love of this little creature that is so beautiful. He seemed to enjoy the whole encounter quite a bit, too.

Love your post and how I feel right now!

Janet said...

what an exciting morning you had yesterday!!! Fabulous shots...and your little friend is sooo cute! Awesome shots all!

Linda R said...

What an amazing morning that must have been. The photos of that little critter are amazing.

Hugs~

Rosemary Aubut said...

Awesome photos Kim! Great morning! Love that fist photo! Beautiful use of texture!

Brenda said...

Amazing capture of a curious little lizard!

Kathy said...

TWO things definetly missing in my neighborhood. 1. Spiders who spin beautiful webs, mine all seem to be decorating challenged! 2. Hummingbirds. Nada! I'm just gonna have live vicariously thru your beautiful captures. Which I love doing :)

Ruth said...

Hehe! he loves the camera ;) such great shots too, you are very lucky to have such amazing wildlife visiting you!

Currie Silver said...

I have come to understand that lizards aren't such different creatures. Here in South Florida I have MANY MANY of them, some big, others so tiny. I've never tried photographing them, but I might Now, after reading and seeing this, which, hands-down, is one of the most amazing photo stories I've ever SEEN!! I love how you tell your story and it feels like I am right there seeing it all, too!!
stunners, Kim, real stunners!!

Rebecca said...

THe lizard photos are pretty impressive. I have been sitting by my window enjoy wildlife all morning, we don't have lizards however.

Liz said...

Wonderful!! You have so much wildlife in your garden.

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