It is still winter in South Africa, but today was a lovely sunny day. I saw this lizard enjoying the sun on one of the cactus plants in my garden. She didn’t mind the thorny bed at all! ;-)
2 Nov. 2011.
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2 November 2012.

Facts about lizards:
The tail of some lizards separate from the body when the lizard is grabbed. The tail that is left behind wriggles, confusing the other animal. This defense gives the lizard time to escape. Another tail will grow back, but it will be shorter and of a different color.
Some lizards are legless! They look like snakes. Look closely, if you see ear openings and moveable eyes, it’s really a lizard. Lizards are adaptable. They are found on every continent in the world except Antarctica. Lizards shed their skin when they outgrow it. They shed in little pieces. Lizards never stop growing.Not all species of lizard lay eggs. Lizards use their tongues as sense organs.Lizards are cold-blooded.
Lizards love to bask in the sun.
This makes them sitting targets.Some lizards change color in response to their moods.
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  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 3 years ago

    Elizabeth, what a wonderful capture! Is that snow on the cactus?

  • Hi Dot, thanks so much! No, not snow, the cactus has small, white thorns all over and the most beautiful pink flowers!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Rina Greeff
    Rina Greeffover 3 years ago

    Te pragtig: my ma voer haar ‘Lizzies’ tjommeldik met wurmpies – hardloop tot agter haar aan vir nog!

  • Dankie Rina, goeie plan! Hierdie enetjie is permanent hier in die vetplanthoekie, ek moet hom/haar ook begin bederf! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture Elizabeth

  • Thanks so much Larry!! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonover 3 years ago

    Aaaaaw, Lizzie is too beautiful! It’s amazing that she doesn’t mind the thorns at all! My ‘Lizzie’, who lives in my bathroom court yard, has a favourite place on top of a short railway sleeper I planted next to a Palm tree, and she’ll sit and watch me filling the water bowl, rushing down to have a drink as soon as it’s full. How lovely that Rina’s mom feeds her Lizzie worms, something that we’re all going to take up now!

  • I knew you would love my Lizzie! Thanks so much! They are so cute! Love your story too! And thanks so much for the fav Maree! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture Elizabeth, it is amazing how they can walk all over those thorns.

  • Thanks Andrea, always nice to read your words !

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • canonman99
    canonman99over 3 years ago

    crisp detail.color and clarity

  • Thanks so much! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Tammera
    Tammeraabout 3 years ago

  • Many thanks Tammera!! Great recognition!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Tammera
    Tammeraabout 3 years ago


  • Thanks so much Tammera, I’ll have a look! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • myraj
    myrajabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful detailed image Elizabeth. Congratulations on yet another feature.

  • Thanks so much Myraj! Appreciation!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • almaalice
    almaaliceabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your well deserved feature of this wonderful shot Elizabeth. Alma xx

  • Thank you my dear friend! Much appreciated, also the fav! ;-)
    This shot was taken in the winter (June, July) and Lizzie is still living happily here!!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

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