Sunday, July 7, 2013

Desert Neighbor!

We've been down to our new little casita (small winter vacation home) in the southern Utah desert, trying to get a bit of furniture moved in and working to get things organized and ready for when we want to spend time here in the winter.  I think we managed to be here during the hottest day so far this summer when the temperature hit 110 degrees F.  I've been waiting for a hot, dry summer since I've spent the past several summer seasons in rainy, humid, lukewarm New Zealand weather, which is probably why that country is so green and beautiful.  Anyway, walking in the desert a short distance from our home I found this little guy sunning himself and he didn't seem too concerned about me.  I was able to get about 4 feet from him.  Of course I didn't have my camera, and it was in the middle of the day with harsh light, but this is what I got with my iphone.  I have no idea if he is a gecko, a lizard, or something else.

8 comments:

Sandra said...

what ever he is, he is a distant cousin of my Lizzie and Leonard, little brown anoles, that live on my fence. he is beautiful to me

Robin Lamb said...

Karen, I have no idea what it is, but it sure is beautiful!
Great iphone shot!

janc@mac.com said...

He is stunning and hopefully not a poisonous monitor lizard :)

Andy said...

He has the right skin texture and tone to camouflage with the surroundings.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I believe what you have there is a Collard Lizard. Wonderfully captured Karen.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

He's beautiful. Great capture.

darlin said...

What an amazing shot for a camera phone, wow! Our technology today is surreal, it's almost scary what we can do with phones, computers and the likes of electronics; pros and cons to it though.

Have yourself a wonderful week!

diane b said...

its well camouflaged and pretty too. Sounds a good place for winter but not summer.