The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

hot. hot, hot!

I am longing for the desert and was looking through photos of desert trips from years gone by.
I thought this little fellow should be featured on Straight Out of the Camera Sunday.

Death Valley in 2006 and yes, the ground was hot. That is why he is holding his feet up.


18 comments:

  1. oh my goodness! what a great shot of a great critter in (almost) distress! :)

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  2. He's very alert and looks ready for anything. I'll bet he can move really fast. Good job getting a photo of him!

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  3. What a fantastic and lovely capture of nature. I love how you caught the feet. Amazing.

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  4. Nice photo. He is a quite interesting critter.

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  5. It's hard to image how hot it is..
    I would love to visit such a place at least once in my lifetime.
    Lovely image..

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  6. Very nice picture!
    Many greetings from Switzerland
    Yvonne & Raphael

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  7. He is so cute!
    It's interesting you captured him with his feet up. ;-)

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  8. Excellent shot, esp SOOC! He's a handsome fella, but I noticed the feet up cuz of the heat... YiKeS! Get outa the sun, lil dude! LoL! =)

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  9. Great photo. Look at that color, wow. He is standing with the least amount of exposure to the hot ground, and wearing a smile at the same time.

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  10. that's fantastic! I drew in a breath when I clicked over! When I was growing up in Texas, we played with "horny toads". I'd love to see and play with them again. they don't have them in Alabama.

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  11. Wow! What a beauty! The lizards we have in HK are much smaller and less colourful.

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  12. What a handsome little dude. I wonder why he has the yellow tinges? Were you wearing a yellow jacket and he was trying to blend in?

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  13. wow! Such a fabulous photograph John!

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