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Desert Spiny Male Lizard   Leave a comment

desert-spiny-1-of-1-2-blogDesert Spiny Male Lizard — Image by kenne

The morning light and the cooler desert temperatures bring out the colors in this male desert spiny lizard.


Desert Spiny Lizard   Leave a comment

Sabino Canyon 06-09-12

Desert Spiny Lizard — Image by kenne

It’s hard not to think of lizards when one thinks of the hot desert days of summer.
Most lizards like the heat, but not to much. 

An article in the Smithsonian Magazine notes,
“Scientists worry that a warming climate may be especially dangerous for lizards,
which aren’t able to regulate their own temperatures.” 

Scientists are making use mitochondrial DNA to map out a species’ genetic diversity
to learn how animals might best adapt to global warming, if at all.
Lizards “may need to become nocturnal if they want to survive.”

Still, I’m always amazed to see a Zebra-tailed lizard moving across a neighbor street (black-top)
in the bright sun knowing that the air temperature is already in the triple digits
— go figure!




The Chase Is On!   Leave a comment

Desert Spinny Lizard (1 of 1) blogMale Desert Spiny Lizard Chasing A Female — Image by kenne


A Gila Monster Outing In Sabino Canyon   Leave a comment

Gila Monater (1 of 1)-2 blog

Gila Monater (1 of 1) blog

A Gila Monster Outing in Sabino Canyon — Images by kenne

A giant lizard
easy to see, slow to move —
attention getter.

— kenne

Capturing The Moment — Eastern Collared Lizard   5 comments

Douglas Springs HikeEastern Collared Lizard — Image by kenne


Disturbed   2 comments

Desert Spiny (1 of 1)-2 blog“Disturbed” Desert Spiny Lizard — Image by kenne

I was doing yard work this Saturday morning and uncovered a desert spiny lizard that was still wintering, which gave me time to go get my camera.


Growing Through My Work — It Is More Fun Than Fun   1 comment

Douglas Springs HikeEastern Collard Lizard — Computer art by kenne

Universal patterns inform creative symbols
and the symbolizing mind of the creator.

The ancient Greeks called such patterns archetypes.
Archetypes or not, history is always there,
but ahead of it there is a future
not determined by anyone or anything,

but contingent on the products of our creation. 
It is we who make the future,
and our imagination of the future
affects who we are and what we do now.

— Frank Barron

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