Although the excessive heat combined with multiple sprinkler control valve leaks (and subsequent flooding of flower beds) over the summer have wiped out a number of the plants in my back yard, it's good to know that the critters are still thriving:
Found this guy (or girl?) on the wall when we got home from church yesterday morning. Have also sighted numerous newly hatched baby lizards (about the size of my littlest finger) in the last few days, but they are so scared and so quick, I couldn't get pictures. This older lizard let me walk right up and snap a few close ups.
Good think I wasn't a hungry cat or hawk!