Another ‘Mundane Monday’ visitor in my backyard

The old rock water feature in our backyard will one day be restored and incorporated into the lanai, but until then it serves as a favourite hangout for many fascinating critters.

Anatole the Brown Anole lizard loves baking in the sun. I crept outside to do a photo shoot with him, and at first he didn’t seem notice me.


After the first few photos, I think the beep of my camera alerted him to the presence of a ‘rival’ for his territory. He started furiously bobbing his head up and down and also did a few push-ups, as if to say,”Hey you!  This is my spot, and I’m busy working on my tan. Just back off now.”


When that little display of bad temper didn’t work, he flashed his psychedelic-orange dewlap at me. “How’s this for intimidating? I hope you’re suitably impressed. Now just get lost!” Okay, I’d got my photos, so I left him in peace to continue his siesta in the Florida sunshine.


If you have any ‘Mundane Monday’ photos, pop over to Jithin at ‘Photrablogger’ and join in the fun.  I’m also linking to Jude’s Garden Photography Challenge which is looking for close-ups and macros this month.

Today I’m taking some time off from sawdust sweeping to go gallivanting with a couple of girlfriends. We’ll have lunch and do a bit of shopping. Hope you’re all in for a great week.


B&W Sunday and Mundane Monday Macro in the garden

Jithin over at ‘Trablogger’ hosts the ‘Mundane Monday’ challenge, and this week, Paula’s  ‘B&W Sunday’ challenge is ‘Delicate’. When I look out of my bathroom window to see if Sammy is around, I always spy what looks like a small tuft of dried up grass stuck to the trunk of one of the palm trees. After googling it, I now know that it’s an air plant called Tillandsia.  These strange plants which require no soil, have no stems or roots, and with leaves that really don’t look like leaves at all,  are related to the pineapple family. It might look delicate, but is actually very hardy and survives well without water,  absorbing moisture  and nutrients from the air. I think that although it may be somewhat mundane,  it’s rather beautiful.


I’m also linking this to Jude’s ‘Get a little closer’ garden photography challenge.


Wishing you all a great week. Hubby has just returned from Home Depot with another load of timber……….more sawdust to sweep. How mundane is that?

My Sunday Photo: Good Morning Sammy

The first thing I do  when I raise my bathroom blind in the morning, is look to see if Sammy squirrel is anywhere in sight. He’s usually busily scurrying around searching out his food caches and possibly making more. These Eastern Grey Squirrels hoard vast quantities of food, and can make several thousand caches per season. Maybe that accounts for the numerous small holes in our lawn, but how could I possibly not forgive someone who looks so cute?


I’m also linking this to Jude’s ‘Get a little closer’ Garden Photography Challenge. Hope you’re all enjoying a great Sunday.