Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Hope Your Harmless

Bringing in groceries
second trip
coming up walk
I stop to pull some grass
out of Vinca

I know my surroundings
are full of creatures
that I do not see often.

Some unsettle me...

Aware this is their home
and you were here long before me

I will repeat
"hope you are harmless."

1 HOUR LATER     Someone just came to spray
and told him about this creature
he asked if he could see the photo


I am relieved......


Judy said...

I almost cringed, until I saw his legs. He may look like a sneaky snake, which just creeps me out, but if he has legs--then I would like him, LOL. It must be a snake's movements that scare me, but..I like lizards! Cute little thing--hope the spray doesn't kill him.

lil red hen said...

As I was watering a potted plant a while back, the dirt wiggled and out came a lizard! The plant was outside, by the way. I especially like the lizards with blue tails.

Tabor said...

Gentle little lizard that hides under rocks and in crooks of trees and eats bugs. Good for the garden.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Tabor and Charlotte, I have the little lizards with blue tails.
Just never saw one this big. It looked like a snake to me :)
Judy, :)

nancy at good food matters said...

I don't mind the lizards at all--they startle me, but don't shake me to the core like snakes do. Glad it was a lizard crossing your path today.

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

He's a cute little lizard. Looks like he's taking a second to pose for the picture.

I found a little dead snake in my flower bed early this spring. I buried him and the next day something had dug him up and I had to re bury him. I gave him a rock as a marker and to keep him planted the second time. Made me sad to have found him dead. He was a baby brown garden snake. I hope there were more, and that they survived.

I enjoy the birds and small creatures that come to my flower beds as much as the flowers.

Cape Cod Kitty said...

These lizards are good for our gardens....guess you are more apt to see them than we are. Too cold here. They still startle me, though.
When I woke this morning, I heard about some really heavy rain happening in your area. Hope you are not near any flooding areas.
It is difficult coming off those meds. The body relaxes and needs a lot of rest. I know you know.
Hope the fog lifts on your beauty again.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Nancy and Susie, I thought it was a snake at first glance.
Marcia, no flooding but a lot of soft rains, nice and muddy in the garden. Oh I know about medication weaning but this time it seems worse...

Balisha said...

Saw the flooding in Nashville this morning and hope that you and Jamie are OK. Mother Nature sure is unpredictable isn't she?

I thought it was a snake too. I'm not afraid of them, but as Marcia says..they would startle me.

Hope this comment finds you having a good day....and a weekend free from discomfort.

the wild magnolia said...

We call them skinks. While I would do them no harm, they creep me out.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Balisha, has rained here daily for almost a week, ground so wet, but no flooding like near my Jamie.
Sandy, :)