New Year's is a harmless annual institution, of no particular use to anybody save as a scapegoat for promiscuous drunks, and friendly calls and humbug resolutions.
-Mark Twain-

My new years resolution is the same every year and I always keep it. It is "I resolve to make no New Years resolution". -tom swaim-

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Old Fools Journal: Dragons and Frogs

If it wasn't for these guys we would be up to our asses in bugs. As it is we are up to our knees. These little critters work diligently every night on every window screen eating bugs attracted by the light. It appears that they are pink because they are. They are only a few inches long but to the bugs they eat I imagine they look like Dragons. I only see these at night and some times there will be 10 or 12 on a window screen.

In the day time we have the green Anole ((Anolis carolinensis) and I have seen them 6 or 7 inches long. They are Gecko's to us, a hold over from our years in Hawaii. They are not Gecko's however.

Several that look just like this live on the tree just outside my window. I know they all look alike but I see a lot of them and they seem always to be in the same areas on the house. Apparently they are quite territorial as they are always chasing each other off and I have seen some really vicious fights. Except sometimes they seem to be wrestling, Tee Hee. Ah love ain't it grand.

These guys are quick. When they decide to eat a bug it is doomed.

This guy (it could be a girl but how do you tell?) came walking across my window the other night competing with the Dragons. He/she is Spider Man of the frog world. That is wet glass he's walking on. I don't have these all the time because apparently when it's dry they hide out. This was taken on a wet rainy night. When I walked across the yard there were so many frogs that the ground appeared to be moving. I found one today in some very wet leaves while re-potting a plant. I wonder why they don't get moldy. Must be a girl, I don't see any balls. You can probably tell I'm not a frogologist or whatever a frog expert is called. The only thing I know about frogs is they have little bitty brains and great big legs that taste good. I have recent culinary experience.
Here is the picture as promised in my last post of SWMBO's* truck loaded for a four day camping trip. She could get a lot more stuff in there. This was a cabin camping trip so no tents, tarps and assorted paraphernalia was needed as in tent camping.

*SWMBO - she who must be obeyed


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