Went out to inspect my orchid this morning, and am pleased to report that it hasn’t been munched, and is really making splendid progress.
Thankfully Mr. Iggy and family mostly stay in the backyard.
The defunct rock water feature seems to be a favourite sunbathing spot amongst the reptiles living here.
They also love this tree stump.
Hubby told me found this one inside the house a couple of days ago and chased it out the door.
My almost dead orchid which had been forgotten about and left to fend for itself in the garage after we moved, has been rescued and tied to the palm tree outside my bathroom window. Hope it’s happy there. If it get flower buds, I’ll be sure to show you, as long as you promise not to tell Iggy.
Hope you’re all having a splendid weekend. It’s a sparkling Florida spring day here.
I’m also linking this to Jude’s April Garden Photography Challenge ‘Get a Little Closer’.
I can’t say if I like lizards or not … haven’t met that many – but I can image they can do some damage. I hope your orchid is still intact and gives you enjoy!
Yes it’s doing well. I’m going to post a pic of it today. 🙂
I will come over and have a look!!!
It wouldn’t surprise me if that “forgotten” orchid bloomed again. They are amazingly resilient and yours is the perfect climate. Unfortunately, it’s also perfect for Iggy and his orchid-eating kin. 🙂
Great shots Sylvia – Mr. Iggy will surely be giving you a show each day. Beautiful orchid.
Thanks so much, Mary. Yes, Iggy nearly always seems to be around, although I think the family must have gone away for the weekend, as I didn’t see them. 🙂
i hope Mr Iggy remains a true gentleman and not mess up with your lovely orchids! 🙂
Glad to hear Iggy has not become a terrifying orchid killer.
Well not so far, anyway. I haven’t checked this morning. 😕
Fingers crossed. 🙂
I love Mr Iggy he looks quite regal there on the rock doesn’t he? But I hope he doesn’t get your orchid
Haha King Iggy has quite a nice ring to it. So far so good with the orchid. 🙂
Such cool creatures and great shots, Sylvia. Love the close-up of his green “fingers”!
Thanks so much, Jane. Those green fingers are quite cl-awesome, aren’t they. 🙂
dovresti proteggerla con della rete fitta da giardino la tua splendida orchidea e che Hubby si vada a masticare qualcosaaltro1 🙂
I’m really hoping that my orchid will survive against all the odds. 🙂
Fabulous photos. I think lizards/reptiles are just amazing – the patterns on their skin are amazing 😀
Thanks so much, Liz. Yes, their skin looks so much stronger than ours, and with such a wonderful texture. They don’t need tattoos to make themselves look more interesting. 🙂
Its hard to grow orchids ! Bravo !
This one just seemed to look after itself. I’m going to keep a close eye on the sad looking one. 😅
Thank you. 😃
The Iguana is a fascinating creature and doesn’t scare me! Glad your gorgeous orchid has adjusted to new home so well, Sylvia. 🙂
Thanks, Robin. I’m not scared of Mr. Iggy, but I still wouldn’t like him to touch me. 🙂
Marvelous photos Sylvia, beautiful colors and very sharp.
Thanks so much, DellaAnna. 🙂
I already told you, I’m fascinated by iguanas….as long as they keep outside our doors!
My sentiments exactly, Anna. 🙂
Wünsche einen schönen Sonntag und eine gute neue Woche eine Umarmung Gislinde
Thanks so much, Gislinde. 🙂 xx
Have you tried reasoning with him? Like “You know Mr.Iggy, they’re bad for your health – even poisonous [okay, a little lie but for a good cause!], I’m only saying this for your own good!” 😉
Hahaha Marina, I think you could be so convincing. 😃
I would not like Mr Iggy in my house!! I really hope that he will not find his way to your orchids! They promise to be beautiful!
I so agree with you, Aletta. So far so good. 🙂
Your green friend is quite stylish! But I agree with you that he’d better stay on the tree stump outside. I hope your orchid will love this gorgeous weather and give you beautiful blooms soon!
Yes, he’s quite the natty dresser, but still not smart enough to be allowed inside the house. 🙂 My pink orchid is still doing well and it’s too early to tell whether the neglected one has forgiven me yet. :). 🙂
Great shots! Love your iguanas; especially the foot photo!
Thanks so much, Linda. 🙂
Chased one out the door??? 😲 Love that foot shot, Sylvia! 🙂
Thanks, Donna. Hahaha. Yes, lucky I was outside at the time, 🙂
Cool photos of your iguana.
Thanks, Ruth. i think we have at least half a dozen assorted Iggys who share themselves between us and our neighbours. 🙂
Oh, Sylvia your close-ups are lovely! Love the beautiful orchid buds, can’t wait to see them open, and the lovely portrait of Mr Iggy followed by that claw! You have such wonderful beauty around you.
Thanks so much, Jude. So happy you enjoyed these. When I saw your theme for this month, I thought I wouldn’t have anything much, but I’m really enjoying it. 🙂
And we are all enjoying your entries too 😀
So vivid these photos are Sylvia. I love the one showing the fingers of the iguana. amazing detail. Looks like he could scurry quickly in the back door. 🙂
Thanks so much, Sue. Yes those critters can really scurry very fast indeed. 🙂
Love that green “hand” splayed across the rock! Reminds me of the witch in the Wizard of Odd!
Hehehe Cackle cackle. 😅
I’m beginning to have my doubts about Florida and the ‘good life’, Ad. You have to share it with all manner of intruders, and you can’t even hang your washing out! 😦
I know! It’s really tough but someone has to do it. 😅
Promise not to tell…I love orchids, as you know, but I do like Iggy & Co too.
Great shots of all of them! And, orchids do have stamina…you do not kill them easily. Too much water might do it though.
Thanks, Ann Chrisine. Glad you like my Iggys. I hope that the neglected orchid will forgive me. 🙂
Oh, it will. it’s natural for orchids to get neglected. The response is usually a great bunch of flowers!
Your orchid will be beautiful in a few days when the buds open. Maybe Iggy has an aversion to pink food. Let’s hope so.
Thanks, I’m really excited to see it in full bloom. i hope that pink isn’t Iggy’s favourite colour. 🙂
I Like Iggy but I like orchids more so I hope they don’t find them!
Thanks, Gilly. Me too. Think positive. 🙂
I love Mr Iggy and wish we had some of those here 😉 We just have the geckos and they can be a bit boring most times (unless they’re mating).
Oh, but geckos are so lovely!
Lovely photos of the reptiles
Thanks, Marylou. 🙂
Superb combination. Beautiful flowers and fascinating creatures. I love lizard types, although all I’ve scored are geckos and a chameleon. Great photos, and like Sonel, I love their little feeties.
Thanks so much, Kate. Yes, those feet are something else. 😀
I think you will have beautiful orchids soon. Nice pictures of your Iggy friends 🙂
I do hope so, YC. Thank you so much. 🙂
Sunshine in Vancouver! Life is grand!!!
Yay for you, Rebecca. 🙂
Well done.The photos of the iguanas are spectacular. Thank you. 🌵
Thanks so much. 🙂
It is nice to see your pics. I like the sunny weather.
Thank you so much, Missabeth. 🙂
We’re still mired in ankle-deep rainsleetslushsnow. No reptiles or orchids in sight.
Oh no! That sounds too dreadful for words. 😳
I’m amazed your other orchid survived being lost in the garage! Hoping it recovers and I most certainly won’t tell Iggy!
Thanks, Gunta. Glad I rescued it before it was too late. 😃
Thanks Dawn. 😘
Your reptilian photos are stunning.
Thanks so much, Colline. 😘
It’s a lovely orchid so I hope Mr Iggy and family stay well away! I love the close up photo of the foot/claws.
Thanks, Elaine. I hope so too. 😃
Glad to here the iguanas are behaving, at least for the most part Sylvia! Not sure I’d want them wandering in and out either.. 🙂
Thanks, Adrian. I hope Iggy & Co. stay on their best behaviour. 😅
Lovely Orchids S- xx
Thanks, Cheryl. 😘
I love orchids and yours is so beautiful, Sylvia! Yes, we must keep the little critters outside where they belong. 🙂
Oh yes, I so agree with you. Jill. No critters allowed in the house. I think I’d left the door open when I went outside to take some photos, and naughty little Iggy saw his big chance. 😀
At least it wasn’t something larger!
Hahaha I know exactly who you’re thinking of. 😆
What a gorgeous orchid and such beautiful blooms Sylvia! I am also glad Iggy and family didn’t get to it. Maybe it’s the kind they don’t like. 😆
They are absolutely gorgeous!!!! I just love seeing them. They are such amazing beauties and you are so blessed to have them there. Thanks for sharing and wishing you and all the beasties a lovely weekend. 😀 ♥
I do hope so, Sonel. I would be devastated if it got eaten. 😳 I do love the Iggy faces, as long as they’re outside. 🙂 xx
LOL! Yes, I know what you mean. As much as I would love the Vervets to stay with me, they are much better off outside where they can’t break anything.
I also love those Iggy faces and those feet are just adorable! 😀