A different sort of weekend for me, not a whole lot of fishing, but some interesting new arrivals. A friend of mine put me in contact with a woman that was giving away her 2 leopard geckos. Lily and I went to check them out today and they both appeared quite healthy. Drew has named the female Dimples, and Lily has named her male, Pac man due to one of the markings on his back. They check out well, both are eating, their limbs feel sturdy and have no visible abnormalities.
These are some of the best starter reptiles, but I don't recommend them when your children are small. They are nocturnal, and kids are not, handling should be limited and is best on the floor. I have seen kids and grown ups drop lizards in the shop, and on occasion receive injury. Their tails do come off, but the regenerated tail is never quite as nice, so care should be taken with this too.
The face of a new mom right after being pooped on, priceless, yet she wanted our sympathy. None here, I had to change far too many diapers on both of my brats.
Well, hopefully these two will make good parents and it is nice having reptiles in the house again.
I don't just catch fish when I am fishing, and I am not oblivious to all else. This is a Lychee fruit tree that I found while I was fishing the other day, and the fruit on the front side of the tree had already been raided, so it was sparse. On the back side of the tree, hanging over the water, far out of the reach of mere mortals, were some rather hefty bunches. This looks like a job for Scale Lily.
Lily took the Lychee and added it to a bowl of water melon balls. She touched that up with a little bit of honey and mixed them all together. Oh, you don't even know, that was amazing and she just thought it would taste good together.
Forty years old and still in awe of the outdoors.