Leapin’ Lizards!

See oil painting “Lizard” come alive in 1 minute (time lapse)

It will get cold again, as it’s still winter season here in SE Georgia, but today was beautifully warm and spring like- which means that the lizards were out enjoying the sun. There were literally leaping lizards when I’d move a garden pot that they were squatting in. But what was fun (once I stopped being startled by the little guy’s sudden appearances) was the lizard friend who hung out with me on my potting table.

He lay sprawled out on the warm table top, watching what I was doing. When I moved where he couldn’t see me, he’d stand up on his back legs and pull himself over the edge of the table to peer over the top to see what I was up to. When I potted a plant he’d climb onto the bag of soil. When I set down my trowel, he’d get right into the scoop of it.

Next time I have a warm gardening day I’ll try to remember to film this little friend of mine interacting with me. Unfortunately it will be cold and dreary for the next stretch of days, so this little detour project of an indie reality show starring a color-changing lizard will have to wait. I won’t know if it’s the same lizard as today, but if he acts the same way, we’ll just pretend that he is.

Happy Friday everyone!