Living in the desert, it's common to see gecko lizards from time to time. We like them - they eat bugs and are said to be good luck. Whatever. I just think they're cool. The really cool thing about Larry is that he's about four times bigger than our average gecko, and we think he's a different breed...we've never seen a lizard like this around here. Of course, that makes him even more interesting and it's more fun when he shows up here and there.
I've tried taking pictures of Larry over the past few months. Doug will shout, "Larry's out!" and I'll come running with my camera. One day I even got my telephoto lens out, but Larry was still so far away that the photos were nothing to write home about.
Then yesterday while I was on the computer, Doug yelled, "Deb! Come quick!" He was standing in our front room, pointing to the window. Larry was wedged between the glass and the screen. I ran for my camera and took a few shots.
At the time I took these photos I could see some of the beautiful blue on his belly, but when I uploaded the photos and had a closer look I was SO excited. I hope you can click on these photos and see a larger view. The scales on his tummy look like a beaded mosaic.
Nature is so amazing.
Art in the raw.