Images of small things from the biggest county in Texas- #513- Found this beautiful gecko hiding in the bush.

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We are visiting family in the Dallas area and I went out in the heat stalking to see what I could find. I found this little 3-4″ specimen  wandering about securely camouflaged amongst the green. He was fairly cooperative with posing, but he did not like the flashes going off. He would filch and back away every time I made an exposure.  But he never ran too far away. These are probably very common for a lot of you, but for this West Texas boy, I just don’t get to see many lizards that don’t have horns.

Try to blend in and not be green with envy about all you find.

Peace ††† en theos ††† jim work

Photo of Da day @ Da Pine #284

I found this handsome Chihuahuan Spotted Whip-tail on our walk yesterday morning. The weather was cool and he seemed to be on a forage for something of interest. He allowed me to slowly maneuver  into the 2-3 foot range. The view I most often get of these guys is an “eat my dust” look as they scream down the path with my dogs in futile pursuit.

I was blessed to follow and marvel in his intricate  markings and camouflage for a few minutes. He quickly showed why he has racing stripes to vanish my nearness.

Show off your markings with a degree of humility on your journey†††nada te turbe†††jim