Thursday, October 16, 2008

Leapin Lizards!!

While watering my hibiscus the other day I noticed some movement within the branches. Upon closer examination I saw this pair of little beady eyes staring back. Of course what does any good blogger do, grab the camera quick! Luckily Lizzie sat still long enough to click a couple of photos.

I kept asking Lizzie where she came from but she just sat there staring silently; waiting for me to finish the photo session.
This is a plant I have to take indoors for the winter so I am faced with the dilemma of what to do about Lizzie. I could take her inside as well then she could eat all the spiders that seem to love my house. Of course, then who's going to eat all the other insects that the spiders eat? So in the meantime while I figure that out I just have one question!
Who told this little(actually he was pretty big) sucker he could chow down on my Iochroma? I cannot stand these things and have had to send many of them packing! No, I don't have the heart to kill them, I just put them in the drainage ditch beside the road.

13 comments:

Miss Sandy said...

You really do have a green thumb, green plants, green worms, and green lizards!

Thanks for stopping by and having a laugh at my expense, glad to oblige. I really should have a few more computer lessons under my belt before attempting any more ebay! I am still waiting to see how many I get!

Have fun diggin' in the dirt this weekend!

Susie said...

Sandy-And guess what? Green is my favorite color!

Sorry to laugh at your expense but that was funny! Have a great weekend yourself!!

Becky said...

Hey sis, you sure have some funky little critters in your yard!

Meadowview Thymes said...

I can't tell you the number of times I brought a plant inside only to find a "Lizzie" hiding under a leaf! What a surprise--for both of us! :)

marmee said...

i really miss seeing lizzies, we have skinks here but in fl we have many lizards.
i like the amount of green you have in your garden, lots of it.

flydragon said...

Love your title, batman. I was always worried about bringing critters in on the plants, so I just stopped taking them out. Now everything inside stays inside. Somehow I still manage to get little critters inside though. Maybe I should just stay inside, too.

Susie said...

Bec-I like those funky critters! Well not that caterpillar!

Meadowview-I'm glad I found Lizzie before bringing my plant inside. I can only imagine the "surprise".

Marmee-Did you have these icky little caterpillars too?

Flydragon-Okay, here's how crazy I am. I forgot that's where that saying came from. I should have called it "Leapin Lizards Robin".

perennialgardener said...

You do attract some interesting critters to your garden Susie. I think I would let Lizzie remain in the garden though when you bring in the plant. :)

Kanak Hagjer said...

Oh wow, wish I had green lizards too! I've got a dull brown one with an orange spine who's turning out to be camera-friendly.
Worms give me the creeps but that one sure is a looker!

Casey said...

Its funny when a little critter crosses your path. Unless it is a big long snake. Everyday , i walk for an hour on a trail that is in our neighborhood. And let me just say that the snake and I have finally made friends. He used to sneak his way into my path everyday, now he raises his head really high so I can see him from far away.

Susie said...

Racquel-Some, like that caterpillar, I had rather not attract to my yard!

Kanak-I want to see your brown lizard with the orange spine.

Casey-I don't want to see snakes of any kind on any trail I'm walking on. Definitely not!!!

raccoonlover1963 said...

Hi Susie. You're as bad as me. I also called my lizards "Lizzie". I hope they didn't take offense if they are males! LOL
Lisa

Susie said...

Lisa-Oh, that's funny that you call yours Lizzie too! You just got to love girls who name their wild animals.