We definitely feel closer to nature here in our new California abode. We found a couple of creatures, which seem gecko-like to me, in our back yard this weekend. The above one (shown on a piece of egg carton) was the smaller of the two. We also went out exploring the Wildcat Creek trail in Wildcat Canyon Park near our house. Still adjusting to the elevation changes (read: still huffing and puffing) on walks around here.
The gecko pictures – taken with my camera phone – could have been way better. That’s why I’m pleased to announce the expected arrival of a new digital camera. (The last one got dropped on its telephoto lens and was last seen emitting smoke and a bad smell.) Dell’s online store says we should be getting the new one, a Canon Powershot A95, sometime today. In making the purchase decision, we relied heavily on a David Pogue set of reviews on NYTimes.com.
UPDATE:Looks like our little buddy might be a salamander, though I do think the larger one (who we’ll check on later this week) is a gecko.