Monday, May 14, 2012


Wow!  We had quite a bit of rainfall here last night!  When The Husband checked the rain gauge this morning, it showed FOUR INCHES!  Our local official totals indicate that yesterday set a record for recorded rainfall for that date.  There was no working in the garden today, that's for sure.

As I mentioned in the last post, we were able to spend some time with the Munchkins this week-end.  Our grandson is 8 1/2, and he has quite an interest in wildlife.  So much so that he used his birthday money a couple of years ago to purchase a Bearded Dragon Lizard!

                               Introducing Spike!
 The light in Spike's cage is for warmth, and he enjoys this position most of the time.  He is quite alert to what is going on around him, and really responded to movement and our voices.  Munchkin will take him out of the cage and carry him around for a bit, and Spike seems to enjoy that. 

I hope you are able to see him in this picture.  My camera just doesn't do well when it is facing into that much light, but this was the only view I was able to photograph. 

Now, this is probably more than some of you may have wanted to know about reptiles.:-)  Spike is not the only "resident reptile," and the following picture will introduce you to another.

Introducing Pebbles!

Pebbles is a Leopard Gecko and was a gift a few years ago.  There is no light in his cage because he is nocturnal and sleeps during the day.  He wasn't very responsive during his sleeping time.:-)

Little Munchkin and I kept these pets company by playing with Barbies and building castles.:-)

Thank you so much for following along.  I enjoy reading your comments.

Next post - More from the kitchen.


  1. Well, I have "met" pictures of these critters before, and they are quite intriguing! Not exactly my idea of a nice pet, but when there are those in the household who cannot tolerate felines or canines, these are good substitutes, and are probably more educational than the more "normal" genre! I'm sure they both enjoyed watching you and Little Munchkin playing with Barbies! Thank you for introducing us!

  2. Two of our closest friends are zookeepers for the Toledo zoo and the husband is in charge of the reptiles. Your grandson has quite the collection started.

  3. I think the 'pets' are cute and I would think much easier to care for than a cat or dog.

    I hope your garden has dried out so that you can get into it.

    I think you and Munchkin must have had a delightful time together.

  4. LOL- Well, I can't say as I would want them for pets but I think it is fun for the kids. It sounds like you had fun playing Barbies! Hope you hae a great day-xo Diana

  5. A Bearded Dragon Lizard!

    Wow, I'm not usually into lizards, but one with a name like "BEARDED DRAGON," has to be coooooooooooooool... ,-) "Auntie" sezzzzzz... !!!

    Regina: "Magic here is unpredictable."

  6. Yes, we have had a bearded dragon too. For a long time. We have had two Iguanas the second grew up to be six feet long. We gave him away to a man who traveled around to schools. I always think it is good training for kids to have pets.
    We even had a Tarantula. That was really interesting. A total escape artist.
    I liked your pictures. I could see them just fine.
    Wow, 4 inches in one night? That is incredible. I bet every thing is just soaked.

  7. Thanks for stopping by Buttercup's. Please come and visit often. I am happy to be your latest follower.

  8. Have fun with the latest addition to your household!! :) Hope things are a tad bit drier for the next few days.

  9. Oh my gosh isn't it interesting what children enjoy? It was never my favorites but the children and grandkids loved them!

    Enjoy your time with them!