A Not So Daily Dose of Daisy
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The baby lizards must be hatching because lately I have seen a bunch of smaller ones running around. Look at this cute little one. Fun Fact: A group of lizards is called a lounge!

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I have seen my share of lizard fights but it still amazes me every time. These two were going at it for about an hour in our backyard this afternoon. When I looked them up online I found this information. The green anole is generally about five to eight inches (13 to 20 cm) long. […]

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Lizzy is what we named the lizard from the accident this morning. She seemed to be in full health by the time Lily got home from school. We took her outside to the same spot that I found her. If you look carefully at the jar as Lily opens it you can see Lizzy jump […]

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The leaves that I told you about last week are falling even faster now so this morning I went outside to empty the skimmer. As I was doing that there was a light breeze blowing the leaves that are on the deck in to the water. So I did what seemed like the logical thing […]

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Our friend goes to nursing school a couple of blocks away from our apartment. Late this morning she dropped by on her way to class with her friend David who is in town visiting from Las Vegas. I asked him what his plan was while she was in class and he didn’t have one. I […]

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We had another casualty today. When are the squirrels going to learn that they can’t swim? The grossest part of this is that I left the dead body sitting on the deck and when I went out later it was gone. I have no idea what is out in the backyard but whatever it is […]

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A couple of years ago I noticed that during the summer the squirrels in our backyard lay on their stomach on the concrete. You can see the post I did about it a few years ago if you click here. It cracks me up every time I see it because it just seems so strange. […]

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I was laying in bed this morning and I could hear lots of birds chirping in the backyard. I love that sound! As I listened I kept hearing another sound but I wasn’t sure what it was. When I got up and looked I saw a woodpecker. I have only seen him around a few […]

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Doesn’t this lizard that Lily pulled out of the pool this afternoon look a lot like the lizard that I photographed for the post earlier today? Hmm..

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Hopefully you read the story about The Baby Bird Rescuer (if not click here). If you did then then I need to add to the story. Not long after putting him in the basket and attaching it to the tree we saw two really pretty red birds loitering around the area. We kept on watching […]

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Lily went to her dad’s house last night so I was on my own. I will admit that what I usually do after dropping her off is head home and be super duper lazy. On my way home I plan in my head what I’m eating for dinner (just in case I have to stop […]

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Last week Lily was outside playing in the yard while I was doing some stuff inside. Before I knew it she came bolting in the door and had a funny look on her face. I asked her what was wrong and she said “there is something in the bushes”. I told her it was probably […]

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Last week Lily was outside playing in the yard while I was doing some stuff inside. Before I knew it she came bolting in the door and had a funny look on her face. I asked her what was wrong and she said “there is something in the bushes”. I told her it was probably […]

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It seems like I have been on a kick lately about things in our backyard. I have one more guy to share with you. These guys are called Mediterranean House Geckos and you can see them every night. They are nocturnal and hang out on both our front porch and on the back side of […]

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We see these guys running around the yard, in the trees, etc every single day but I have never seen them doing this. I found these frisky little critters out on the back porch. Hmmm.   I went online and this is what I learned about them : Often mistaken for chameleons, the green anole […]

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A couple of weeks ago I told you guys that we have some sneaky squirrels in our backyard. If you don’t remember click here to see them hanging from the bird feeder. About a week ago I bought a new feeder that claimed to be squirrel proof. The exact name was the Perky-Pet Squirrel Stumper. […]

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After school today Lily was sitting at the kitchen table finishing up her homework when she said “Mom, there are a lot of birds out there”. I told her that when she finished her homework we could go out and take a look. After she finished we went outside and sat on the porch swing […]

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I have told you before that Lily is pretty fearless when it comes to animals… even dead ones. Right before I put her to bed last night I looked out the window and I saw a bird laying on the deck. It was right below the windows so I assume it must have flown into […]

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I was looking out the window today and I spotted this on our back fence. I didn’t want to scare him by trying to get too close. I grabbed my camera and my big lens and slowly walked out on the deck. This picture was taken from about 40 yards away. I assume he is […]

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I have told you a bunch of times about my plants that live out on back deck. They are very happy and are growing like crazy but there is one problem. The squirrels that live in our backyard are constantly messing with the plants. Maybe it’s because that is the only digable dirt in the back but […]

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We have found lots of stuff in our pool in the past. Leaves, bugs, squirrels, little lizards, scorpions, crickets, grass hoppers… but never a lizard this big. OMG is all I have to say. I was to afraid to scoop him out so I called out the fearless 9 year old that I live with. This thing […]