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One of the native Bearded Dragons, 'Arilka' Mount Pleasant, Aust. by Rita Blom

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We see many of these fascinating native lizards in varying sizes, also blue Tongue Lizards, Shingle backs & fast moving Skinks and occasionally brown and red bellied black snakes. The Bearded Dragons love to sit around on rocks or on low branches in trees in summer but dig themselves under the ground to hibernate in winter.

We accept them as being part of our world here on our property in the Adelaide Hills, This Lizard is one of the larger ones and he was watching me watering the plants. Usually when I have finished they run over and drink the water droplets off the leaves. They also drink from the water dishes I put out for that purpose. Every living thing needs water in hot conditions and this summer is no exception with many days now over 40 degrees Celsius .‘Arilka’ Mount Pleasant, Adelaide Hills. South Australia.

I guess you could call me a shutterbug, I am for ever looking for something to photograph, and experimenting with my camera. Colour lights up my life, children, scenery, the sea in all it’s moods,native flora & fauna etc:- Please feel free to browse through the categories in my profile.

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  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixon11 months ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work

  • Thank you Ann I appreciate your acceptance.

    – Rita Blom

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicks11 months ago

    Terrific capture Rita. It’s lovely that you care for all the creatures in your garden !

  • I was pretty pleased with it myself Roy! I dashed back inside for the camera but he had waited knowing that I was watering what plants are surviving this dreadful heat. The snakes WELL I leave them well alone, I soon discovered that if I stand perfectly still they just glide on by!! I must confess they have given me a fright or two over the years when I come up against them unexpectedly. Thank You for your great comments.

    – Rita Blom

  • Keala
    Keala11 months ago

    This is lovely! You are welcome to join us in

  • Thank you Keala, I am happy you enjoyed my image they are fascinating creatures and the baby’s are really small.
    Thank you for the offer to join you, I would love to:)) Rita.

    – Rita Blom

  • I didn’t thank you for the Fave. It is much appreciated. I have just joined but didn’t see if there is a limit of one or two, not that I have heaps but it is better to know in case two is too many. Rita.

    – Rita Blom

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boily11 months ago

    so cool! I love beared dragon. I have one in my kitchen. he’s my little baby. lol. nice picture Rita ;)

  • They are very sweet Manon, I know they make good pets but am always afraid of putting that in case it encourages people who get a kick out of hurting animals trying to catch them.
    Thank you so much for the comments and the Fave.

    – Rita Blom

  • myraj
    myraj11 months ago

    Wonderful work with great detail Rita. Looks fantastic viewed larger.
    x Myra

  • He is certainly a poser Myra, we see them near the house this time of year when it is sooo hot. He waited whilst I dashed inside for he camera I was watering what few plants we have left. There are far more leaves on the ground now than in the trees. Now I know what it is like to live outback with no gardens due to fierce heat conditions.
    I really appreciate your lovely comment, critique and a Fave. Thank you my friend.:)) Ritaxx

    – Rita Blom

  • TeresaB
    TeresaB11 months ago

    February 2, 2014

    Beautiful work!

  • I really appreciate your Fave Teresa Thank You, and many thanks for Featuring my image.

    – Rita Blom

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