Tuesday, January 12, 2010
January 12, 2010 Discover Life At Kates Cabin on Rainbow Creek, A Bird Sanctuary In Waller County, Texas, USA, Earth
Freezing Cold Releases Its Icy Grip on Kates Cabin on Rainbow Creek!
Welcome to the People of the World. Come on in and join our short Nature Class. Finally, we can return to the Roof!
Kay Lonnie would you signal the beginning of class today. Good Girl.
Our Photostudy today is this little anole (also called garden lizard). These have been hibernating in the cold, but today has fooled him into thinking it is spring. This is the first one I have seen this year. We are looking at this guy today as he is shedding his skin. These reptiles do not have skin that stretches like human skin. When they grow, their old skin has to come off.
Sometimes in photography, the content of the photo becomes more important than the quality of the photograph. As in our Garden Journal here, we are documenting the daily life found on Rainbow Creek. This guy was so far away and the point and shoot cameras have a limited range. So even though these are not great photos, the content of the first lizard of the year and shedding his skin brings him to the head of the class today.
He stretches his legs to break the old skin. It is white as it is dead. It feels papery.
Here you can see the front right 'glove' has been taken off. He will pull it with his mouth to help remove the skin.
He also rubs against the wood trying to get it off.
Here is left back leg just popped off.
Now he is stretching the other leg.
As you might not have seen this before, I wanted to share these with you today.
Hope you enjoyed little lizzy.
Here is a pretty rose for you all. Take many moments in life to Stop and Smell the Roses.
Here is King Buzz flying home to his pine tree.
This Blue Heron flying over the creek is headed to the lake where he sleeps in a tree.
So everyone is heading to bed here. What a great day it has been. I can hardly wait to see what tomorrow brings. Sweet Dreams Everybody.......................signing off from Rainbow Creek, I am Brendasue Watson, Keeper of the Birds.
Contact me at: email@example.com
Or Brendasue Watson of Kates Cabin, P O Box 743, Hempstead, Texas 77445
Posted by Brendasue at 9:21 PM