A Rather Fine Lizard

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“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, “This is what it is to be happy.”
~ Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

 

Just outside the hall where we go each morning to meditate and do our group work  is a large rounded rock, with an indentation which fills with water when it rains.

Late yesterday afternoon, long after the hall had emptied, I finally ventured forth from there myself and found that a very large water dragon had taken up residence on that rock.

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This particular lizard has been scurrying around the paths near the hall all week. He’s about three feet long, and has an air of confidence about him. This handsome fellow was not at all concerned when I approached to take his picture. In fact he turned his head slightly to offer me his best side.

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Watching him so slow and calm and restful as he basked on that warm rock filled me with a similar energy.

Isn’t he gorgeous!

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9 thoughts on “A Rather Fine Lizard

  1. He is such a handsome show off …you have delightful creatures in your country . I would love to visit one day . The quote really got to me by Sylvia Plath I am enormous fan of her poetry.
    Cherryx

  2. Fine fellow indeed! It isn’t often that they like to pose. I’ve only had it happen once with a tortoise at Red Rock National Park in Las Vegas. I mean there has to be something to do in that town! 😉

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