|Look what I found in the garden today!|
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|The tiniest chameleon baby (only about 2.5 mm in size), out there in the big wide world, all on its own, no Mother to be seen.|
|Had it not been discovered by me, it would have made a tasty hors d' oeuvre for a small bird.|
|I snapped off a twig and brought it indoors for my husband to photograph using his macro lens.|
|Yes, yes...I know! I'm supposed to be using the lens on my camera and taking my own pictures...but, with the puppies all around my feet, it really isn't an easy feat!|
|I'm fairly certain a large fly would look less like a potential meal than something to provoke fear for this little baby!|
|It obviously knew my husband was eyeing it up close!|
|It's going to have to catch a lot of flies before it grows up into anything remotely fearful. In African folklore, the chameleon is believed to possess magical powers and is both feared and revered by many African people.|
The next gift Nature provided right on time for Mother's Day is this beautiful Christmas cactus (Zygocactus), which I'd bought from a nursery many years ago. I put it in its pot in the garden and over the years, the ivy has hidden it well, but every year, I'm reminded of its existence when it suddenly bursts into bloom.
|I asked my husband to nip out into the garden to photograph it for me after he'd photographed the chameleon, as I fear the boisterous romping of the pups is going to knock these gorgeous blossoms off any day now.|
|Isn't it beautiful?|