Is that the time? Is that really the time? Or more accurately, is that really the date? June. A week in already and I haven’t posted a single thing since the end of April. Shame. On. Me. No excuses – plenty of reasons. Mostly too boring to share but I shall now bombard you with stuff and I will start as I ended with a photo challenge – this one is called Vivid and this little fellow who I captured near Le Rouget before taking my long absence seems so vivid that you would think I had painted him. Except I can neither paint nor draw except with words so I am not guilty of that crime at least. Enjoy him – he stayed stock still for the camera and The Bean was similarly statue like in her shock at finding him. He is a he, by the way – if he was a she he would not have that beauteous coloured throat. Perhaps Bruce Jenner transgendering from male to female Caitlyn and posing in corsets for Vanity Fair should take note – we girls generally don’t get the most exotic plumage and thinking like a woman should not at all be to do with looking sexual.
PS – The title is from King Crimson … ‘Lizard’ – well I would, wouldn’t I 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MbaylnDYmU&list=PLa_xaUTs9WJhPmGShqr5Jl_XgzAH7PWJx&index=5
Please bombardvaway – I’ve really missed reading your posts 🙂
Oh thank you so much … that means more than I can express. I will bombard with pleasure and I have a little request to make of you too but I will email it privately – it’s good before you retreat in panic at weird remarks from Cantal!!
Ooh, sounds intriguing!
And I believe that anyone can learn to paint
Title reference spotted
Shall we have an LP track-off ? Bet we could…………………….!
Frankly was wondering if you had been kidnapped
Oh yes please! Would love that …. My ex husband is an artist and shares your opinion that anyone can learn – it’s on my list. Kidnapped by the way is sort of the explanation – by my elderly mother!!!
It’s good to hear from you again, Ms. Osyth! My People and I have missed your posts. That little fellow looks very intriguing, but I am glad he did not cross my path. I am sure that, like The Bean, I would have been frozen in shock.
I don’t know if you dogs see colour the same way as people do but she was certainly wary of him whereas she happily chases the normal lizards that live in our walls. It’s good to be back particularly to a kindly welcome from our pals like you 🙂
King Crimson. I started listening to that track last night and it’s still playing now…! And they say there was nothing wrong with the music of the 70’s 😉
Keep the volume turned right up!
Lovely to see you’re back Osyth. Wonderful photo to match your exquisite “drawing with words” 🙂
Thank you Andrew! It’s good to be back amongst friends – particularly when they throw lovely compliments at me!
Beautiful! I love lizards, they’re just so lovely, this was a great capture. It is interesting too that it’s mostly the males of the animal kingdom that are the more ‘decorated’. I suppose in a way it was like that for us once too, men used to wear the high heels, and they certainly loved a wig, some rouge and a lathering of pressed powder… it’s a fine point you make in your post!
Thank you Laura …. And you are absolutely right that as recently as the 1980s men dandified themselves aplenty!
And I think they’re even doing it a little again now! 😀
Great that you’re back – love it, love you.
Thank you Arby – I can always do with a little more love 🙂 💖
That knocks on the head “Blue and green should never be seen without a colour in between”, doesn’t it? Well done for getting that shot of such a splendiferous creature.
It surely does, Susie! Mother Nature generally knows best 🙂
A glorious photo – you do seem to see some exceptional things!
Michael I am very fortunate to have the time to spend outdoors exploring a very unspoiled region which helps …
Hi Osyth…Great post…Thanks for sharing!
Thank you Philip – I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂
welcome back, lovely lady… been missin’ your beautiful écriture(s)… <3 you've spoiled us with ths one, mille merci!!! btw, I've come to the conclusion that we're both NATURE's and natural gals: what you see, it's what you get, but you won't get it all… correct me if I'm wrong, please! 😉
No correction necessary … That’s me and I’m delighted that I have a nature and natural twin in you! Pleased to be back …. And more pleased that you are pleased x
King Crimson wow! hadn’t listened to them in ages 🙂
I’m happy to oblige …. its one of the things I love about this community – the reminders of songs, artists, poets, writers …