And another green blob in the corner of my eye. 🙂 Yesterday I went to the Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh. Since storm Matthew is approaching with most likely a lot of rain in NC, I thought to enjoy the cooler weather a bit more, before the bad weather came in. So while I was walking around in the arboretum I notice this yellow zig zag garden spider. It was a big one. I’m sure it would have filled up the palm of my hand easily. It was parading it’s web a bit. With was kinda interesting to watch.
While watching it, I saw some sort of green blob popping up again. This one was not sitting still like the frog did before, but it seemed very focused. Of what, I think, was trigger by mrs. ZigZag. Quickly I shot a few pictures. I really like Carolina Green Anole lizards. They are usually very quick, but this one was very relaxed. And didn’t really mind me making portraits of him.
Super cute! Loved to watching it move around. Very acrobatic and with such balance too. It ended up on a leave same color at it was. And started watching Mrs. ZigZag. I wondered if it considered eating the spider or the things the spider caught in her web.
The spider was gathering all the web treasures to the middle of the web, while the anole watched. From time to time it changed it posture while doing it.
From the hunter pose to the I’m the innocent pose.
I just had a blast with my camera in hand. Wow, never been this close for that long to a lizard as they are normally don’t like the attention that much.Wondered if the colder weather made that happen or just the view of the spider did. Or maybe both?
I did get the “Seriously?” and the “Aren’t you done yet?” look from it. So funny. And just when I took my eye away from the viewfinder it jumped. Whow! How about that. Hadn’t seen that one coming at all. Then I lost it out of sight for a bit. Did see some leaves move lower to the ground and there I found it. Chewing away an insect with pleasure. Not the most civilized way of eating lunch, but I would say very effective.
After the snack it started lizarding around and upward again. And it popped up in some big red Canna leaves. Thank you lizard!!! That was the most perfect background I could ever wish to make portraits of it in.
The red and green popped! How lucky was I to capture that. Just being able to see and photograph it on this background was the best! Super cool.
As a real model it showed me the most gorgeous poses. As if it was its day job, posing in front of lenses. Seriously!
I had the biggest grin on my face while making the pictures. And while editing them this morning it only it didn’t take too long to get it back. What a beautiful little lizard it was….
Balancing on edges and every time pausing for a little bit. Perfect!
How lucky and what a great few moments! Lucky, lucky me!
Then after the third leave it posed on it looked up one more time and then went under one of the leaves and didn’t show again. I waited a bit, but didn’t see it anymore. I went through my images really quick and couldn’t believe that just happened. I might never see that again I guess. I loved the last pose. The eyes were so cool. The blueish green skin around and orange colored eye. So clear and pretty.
Have a great weekend Carolina Green Anole lizard! And thanks, thanks so much! 😉
Maybe I will, someday, somewhere.
Maybe I won’t.
It doesn’t matter.
is that, when I saw them,
I saw them
as through the veil, secretly, joyfully, clearly.
~ Mary Oliver