From lizards to cardinals to us (havin’ fun Georgia-style)

Green anole (wow! look at that expanded pink sac underneath his throat!)

In the backyard

Hello, skink!

A cardinal--hurray!

Spring blossoms in the sky!

Pine cone

Another view of Barnaby the Bear

Barry's mom, Barry's brother, Barry & Barry's dad 🙂

Hi everybody!

About Kathy

I live in the middle of the woods in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Next to Lake Superior's cold shores. I love to blog.
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28 Responses to From lizards to cardinals to us (havin’ fun Georgia-style)

  1. Hi Kathy! Nice to see you! 🙂
    That’s a great shot of the green anole, wow! Congrats on capturing that cardinal! 🙂

    • Kathy says:

      Micheala, I’m not sure I have ever seen a green anole before! I loved how he flashed his pink throat. Mating, do you think? And YES! A cardinal, finally. Not too close, but close enough. Thank you.

  2. holessence says:

    Kathy – I think that green anole may well have been flirting with you 🙂

    • Kathy says:

      He WAS flirting, Laurie. He kept saying, “Hey baby, look at my throat.” He thought my camera-clicking was winking. lol!

  3. Elisa's Spot says:

    yay yay i’m so excited!!! Vacation sharing!! Anoles are a favorite!!!

  4. Robin says:

    You captured a male cardinal!! Yay!! Well done! I have never seen an anole before. Very cool lizard. Love the skink, too.

    Everything and everybody looks all warm and sunny and fun. 🙂

    • Kathy says:

      Oh good, Robin. I am glad you’ve never seen an anole before, either. Phew, another one of us anole innocents! It WAS warm and sunny and fun. (Except for that night in the bathtub hiding from possible tornadoes.)

  5. P.j. grath says:

    Hi, Kathy! You got your cardinal! And the anole, too, which is marvelous. Our houseguest is sure he heard an indigo bunting in our yard this morning, so tomorrow morning I’ll be out there with binoculars. Have fun in George!

    • Kathy says:

      Pamela, when we returned home our bird feeder was almost tipped over in the soggy earth. Barry asked if we should take it down. (We take it down for the summer.) I said, “No way–what if an indigo bunting passes through?” That’s the highlight of May. When an indigo bunting pauses beneath our feeder. OK, morels are a highlight, too.

  6. emaclean says:

    Love the anole! Great shot! Glad things have calmed down and you can relax. Have fun!

    • Kathy says:

      Thank you, Erin. I was THRILLED when that anole stopped by to flirt. Yes, things did calm down very nicely. And then it was time to go home.

  7. Dawn says:

    Hi to you too!

  8. bearyweather says:

    Love the cardinal. Glad to see you enjoying your vacation safely out of the path of the tornadoes.

    • Kathy says:

      I am glad the tornadoes didn’t hit in Oconee County. I am just sorry for the places where they hit and did such devestation. Do you get any cardinals in Minnesota where you live? (We don’t get any here.)

  9. Karma says:

    Cool lizards! And yay for your cardinal!

  10. Colleen says:

    Hi Kathy, it’s very nice to meet Barry’s family ….and Georgia Mom! As always, lovely photos 🙂

    • Kathy says:

      How sweet that you remembered Georgia Mom, Colleen! That is so cool. It was fun being there and visiting with everyone again.

  11. Marianne says:

    Hi Kathy! Looks like beautiful weather and a fun family visit. Do you really have lizards where you live?

    • Kathy says:

      Marianne, these lizards (the anole and skink) were in Georgia. We have little lizards in the Upper Peninsula, too. I’m not sure their Appropriate Names, though. Our lizards hide under the wood pile.

  12. Barbara Rodgers says:

    Those lizards are something else! And the cardinal… What a lush green setting there in your family’s garden – enjoyed all the warm sunny photos!

    • Kathy says:

      I am glad you liked meeting my in-laws and enjoying their garden and back yard and the wooded area surrounding their house, Barbara. I like where they live because–even though there are houses all around–it’s still quite wooded. It was fun to explore their woods. But kept my eye alert for snakes.

  13. The anole is giving you his best. He likes you!

  14. Jessica says:

    Kathy, I love anoles. You might have seen them over on my blog before too. The red flap is called a dewlap. It is used both for flirting and intimidating rivals and predators. More than likely he was flashing it for the latter reason but we can pretend he was flirting instead. LOL

    • Kathy says:

      Oh no, Jessica, you mean he wasn’t FLIRTING? He was thinking I was a PREDATOR??? lol! Yep, I probably didn’t look too attractive to that fellow. Much too big and unwieldy and gosh-darn-it she isn’t GREEN! Thank you for teaching about “dewlap”. Never heard that term before.

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