We’re off to see the lizard . . .
Our walk at Willow Lake was for exercise, but of course I brought along my camera. I always like watching the ducks and other birds that hang out at the lake, but I had not thought about photographing the lizards. The lizards around our house started to emerge around the same time our grandkids were here, so they had fun catching (gently, as taught by their daddy) and releasing them. But in the last week with the hot weather, they have really come into their own- holy cow! Welcome to Arizona! I appreciate that lizards are part of our ecosystem and are actually kinda, sorta cute, but I am not particularly fond of them. So, of course, I am leading up to my lizard photo. . .
My husband spotted him first from afar as he posed atop a high rock, and we debated about whether it was really a lizard. But then I got closer and zoomed in- and yes, it was a lizard! He was pretty big by my standards, and was definitely basking in the sun. This is cropped- I was not that close.
We also watched the ducks and a great heron, who was stalking slowly through the waters, concentrating intently on the water. I wasn’t sure if he was a heron or crane until he took flight. Cranes fly with their necks straight out. That is one of the two or three facts I know about birds. As usual, one of my more learned friends is welcome correct me on my bird fact!
All in all- a successful photography outing!