Lanky Libidinous Lizards~

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The Holler always has drop in visitors. This is a quite large Southern Alligator Lizard species, scientific name, Elgaria multicarinata, who popped by to say hi!
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The Holler has room for all sorts of critters, including LOADS of lizards.
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This guy is around 20 inches in length.
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My husband thinks he is bigger, and he may be right, because The Holler, as I may have mentioned to you before, is a very strange place. Do you notice him giving me the stink eye?
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These aptly named “alligator” lizards will stand their ground and bite and latch on if threatened. I know this because they did it to me when I was a little kid. They have a hook in their upper palate that enables them to hold fast once they have bitten, errrr……something.
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I have made it a practice, since I grew up, not to threaten lizards named after alligators. This guy was chillin’ in our garage.
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The Holler has lots and lots of different types of limber lizards who are not the least bit leery of us. (Great Basin Fence Lizard).
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These lascivious lizards are always busy making new little lizards!
Cheers to you from The Holler and it’s languorous lusty Lizards~

Lavender, Passion & Furbees~

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Fuzzy Wuzzy,
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was a bee!
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The bees are buzzin,
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cuz The Holler’s bloomin…..
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Furbees favor passion flowers,
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and lavender.
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But this buggy-buzzer likes blooming blue sage!
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Soon we can eat the passion fruit too!
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Cheers to you from the Holler furbees, flowers & fruit~

Las Rosas del Holler~

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The Holler is rural and rustic, so when I first moved here, almost seven years ago now, I first planted roses.
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It was an act of faith. Roses are civil, and I wasn’t sure this place was.
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Somehow I knew from the very beginning to encase their roots in chicken wire to repel the gophers who turned out to be legion.
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This first day of spring, The Holler roses are in wild, exuberant bloom!
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At night I hoot in communion with the owls, in the morning I wake up to be greeted by the hawks.
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This is the most civil place I have ever lived.
Cheers to you and Happy Spring from The Holler’s Bloominng roses~

Anza Borrego Desert Wildflowers!

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Spring wildflowers,
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carpet the desert,
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with fragile blooms.
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Some live only for a day.
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No matter how brief,
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they fill the arid desert,
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with the joyful beauty,
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of Life!
Cheers to you from the fragile desert~

Move Over Lady~

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We geese are climbing stairs and it ain’t easy for us!
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What do you entitled human think?
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That stairs are made for you?
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Not hardly! We geese have places to go and ducks to see.
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What? Now you’re feeding ducks?
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What about us?
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Silly human, don’t you know?
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Treats are for geese~
Cheers to you from the confident geese, handsome ducks, and cluelessly entitled human.

Flying Rainbows~

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Talk about PDA!
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These guys perfect it.
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It’s enough to make your head spin!
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Rainbow Lorikeets are affectionate, comical and congenial birds, as sweet as they are pretty.
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Of course this grumpy guy might disagree, it’s no fun waiting for your feathers to grow, you can hardly fly and the big birds are having all the fun!
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There is always some minor bickering among birds, come to think of it, among people too, but that’s another story….
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What personalities these guys have. They hammed it up on my hand for my camera! They know how handsome they are……
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Some day I’d be over the rainbow to have a rainbow of my own.
Cheers to you from the free flying Lorikeets at Lorikeet Landing~

See Bee-knees!

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The grapefruit orchard is blooming.
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Perfuming the air with intoxicating scent,
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and bringing hordes of honeybees.
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At night I drift,
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drunk on grapefruit flower air,
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dreaming of the buzzing bees.
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Cheers to you from the Holler Orchards and all the humming honeybees~