I have updated this post from March 5, 2017, to “relearn” WordPress; and in doing so, I added a new link to the “Silkhenge Spider” below it 🙂
I was laughing so much at this video, then I watched my cat watch this video!
The resulting video … Read On to Laugh even more … 😉
October 13, 2016: Site Seeing by Boat – An Excellent way to view the Lava at its newest Ocean entry!
The night before; “I’m setting the alarm clock early enough to leave for Hilo by what time?” was my slow, incredulous question. When the answer was, “2:00 o’clock am,” I took a long pause to consider what that would mean for me 😮
The Answer… “Very little sleep!” 😐 …
Then I thought, “Wait, Andy will be driving. I can sleep on the way!” And I Did! 😀 “To the Flow by Sea”, Andy’s recount of this drive to Hilo and beyond.
The laws of physics and nature require me to mature; but I have seen no where that it is either express or written that I have to Grow Up 😉
Happy Play Times To You! 😀
Originally posted Sunday, April 26. 2009
A day of celebration! May it be a safe and joyful time for you!
I will be at the Parker Ranch 4th of July Rodeo and Horse Races, again, obtaining more photos for my blog 🙂
Photographed on Mt Wrightson!
My friend, Dean Salman (http://www.greatscenery.com), captured this GORGEOUS photograph of a Yarrow’s Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus jarrovi) near the summit of Mt. Wrightson while hiking on October 11, 2009!
They are generally found in Southeast Arizona and Southwest New Mexico, also into Mexico (ref: National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Reptiles & Amphibians, Pages 522-523 and Plates 353, 1979).
This link to the Online Field Guide to The Reptiles and Amphibians of Arizona Website by Thomas C. Brennan, has some extensive information about them, as well as many others found in Arizona.
While occasionally found at elevations as low as 4,200 feet, these all-too-tame lizards are usually seen between elevations of 5,000 – 10,000 feet. It was a young one of these interesting lizards that Andy had to help me remove from my left index finger in our backyard at Sycamore house in Tucson, Arizona in early 2005. 🙂
It was acting out defensively since it was about to be terrorized to death by Little Miss (A gray stray, outdoor kitty that adopted us in 2004); and I had just rescued it from her, so it didn’t make the distinction of threat versus safety. At some point, I hope to find the picture of it ‘latched’ onto my finger that was taken with a film camera and is now buried ‘safely’ in an archival file!?!… :-O
We are not sure how it came to be in our backyard; but our house was close enough to the Catalina Mountains that it is likely that it made a prior escape from a would be predator; such as, the avian type or of the human kind. It is an answer we will never receive… 😐
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