In the Service of Her Majesty The Queen

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  1. GuardianAngel82

    GuardianAngel82 Senior Member

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    Keep drinking water to keep it clearing out. I shudder to think who would replace our Queen.
     
  2. Scryler

    Scryler Night's Wordsmith

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    Truly, it is Spring!

    Most of the migrating birds are back, although I haven't seen any geese flying north. Not many Mocking Birds again, but the few who are building nests in the Live Oaks have chased away the Cardinals that arrived first.

    I saw 6 young Cardinals in a large bush on my neighbor's property, 3 male, 3 female.

    The Doves are back. I haven't seen any Red Headed Woodpeckers, however.

    An update on my lizards, Xena and Gabe:

    Green Anole lizards change from varying shades of brown to green, depending on the background color. They also change color depending upon how stressed they are...green is stress free and happy, brown is the opposite. Gabe has been brown every since I put him in the tank with Xena. I've been a bit worried about that. Well, the other day I saw them mating. Both Gabe and Xena turned bright vivid green afterward! I think that's interesting. :eyebrow: So I may have baby lizards soon! :yes:

    I have a small green saucer in the tank that I put the crickets in each morning. For awhile now, Xena has zipped down to the saucer as soon as I am done and have closed the front of the tank. Today, she was in the saucer, waiting. She snapped up a cricket before I was done putting them (4) in it. I do believe I can eventually get her to take the cricket from the long tweezers I use. Now, I've never seen Gabe visit the saucer before, but today he was in there as soon as I was done and gobbled up the largest cricket.

    Speaking of crickets, I have decided to start raising my own crickets. It appears to be fairly easy and it is the only way I know of to get crickets small enough to feed to new born lizards. It's either that or fruit flies (no thanks, unless someone knows of a way to keep fruit flies from escaping through the wire tank top) or release the babies out into the wild.

    The fountain for the tank is still under development. I am also eventually going to make a topper for the tank to extend it another 6 - 8" taller.

    Lexi likes to lay on top of the tank. I covered part of the screen with a sheet of poster board so it is not so obvious that she is up there. Xena has gotten used to it, but Gabe has not. Zoey gets on the table every so often to peak in at Xena and Gabe, but isn't all that interested. Nonetheless, I am shutting the cats up in the other side of the house once a week to give the lizards a break.

    Hah! My original idea was to get a lizard to keep Lexi busy, now I am trying to protect the lizards from the cats.

    Just don't start calling me the Lizard Queen...I'd have to start behaving like a queen and bash those who do over the head. :roll:

    Healthwise, I am still hacking up yucky stuff. :(


    May the Lady smile
    on you and me too!

    Scryler
     
  3. Sergio Morozov

    Sergio Morozov Paladin

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    All hail The Lizard Queen! :poke:
     
  4. GuardianAngel82

    GuardianAngel82 Senior Member

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    Would you like me to hold him for you Your Majesty? (Puts on chair helmet first.) :dead::chick:

    I see a horror movie in this: "The Anoles". (Where will they crawl NEXT?) :yikes:
     
  5. Scryler

    Scryler Night's Wordsmith

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    I think we'll need a bit more help...I don't know if it is the vodka or what, but you know how crazy those Russians get!
     
  6. Scryler

    Scryler Night's Wordsmith

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    Think they had a horror movie that is somewhat related, called Godzilla? Personally, even though I really like my lizards, I am glad they are much much smaller than I am. Similar to chickens, they go for anything that moves. Their eyes are not as glittery as a chicken's, though.
     
  7. Scryler

    Scryler Night's Wordsmith

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    Falling

    it is raining

    a dark dreary
    damp sort of day
    misty

    the drops not falling
    hard enough
    or fast enough
    to dissipate the clouds

    bring out the sun
    brighten the sky to blue
    instead of gray

    the bough before me
    swaying by my face
    is bent down
    with the weight of water
    held in the cups of tiny petals
    clumped upon the end

    pink

    the petals are pink
    now and again falling
    with the rain drops
    scattered here and there
    on the wet wood porch planks

    pink against dark brown

    petals falling
    drops falling

    falling

    I did not know
    I liked pink
     
  8. sirchet

    sirchet Force for Goodness Moderator Supporter

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    I too hope you feel better and better Scryler.

    I just wanted to post about an unusual visitor we had last night.

    My wife and I sit on the back porch and watch the squirrels, birds, cats and occasional raccoon as they venture into our backyard, (even in the middle of Downtown Orlando FL).

    Last night we were talking about how few raccoons actually visit and BAM! a small young raccoon decides the folks on the porch are no threat and just saunters up by my wife and decides to help himself to the food she puts out for stray cats and such.

    This wouldn't be note worthy except that this raccoon hung out and we talked to it, it chittered back while sitting on it's haunches, almost like it understood us.

    So, now I have come to call him Rocky and one of my cameras is now permanently aimed at where he came up at.

    Animals are soooooo cool. :-D
     
  9. GuardianAngel82

    GuardianAngel82 Senior Member

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    Hi, Scryler! Good to see you! :wave:
     
  10. Sergio Morozov

    Sergio Morozov Paladin

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    Weeeee, I have missed Queen Scryler's poem! :wavey:
     
  11. Scryler

    Scryler Night's Wordsmith

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    It's been awhile, so I thought I'd let everyone know I'm still around, even if not very often. I do lurk sometimes.
     
  12. sirchet

    sirchet Force for Goodness Moderator Supporter

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    Glad you could pop in and I hope everything is going well for you and your's.
     
  13. GuardianAngel82

    GuardianAngel82 Senior Member

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    Greetings and Felicitations, Your Majesty! :wave:
     
  14. Scryler

    Scryler Night's Wordsmith

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    Why thank you, kind Sir and sirchet.
     
  15. GuardianAngel82

    GuardianAngel82 Senior Member

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    And how are things going in Your Majesty's domain? :gotmyatte
     
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