Mr. Anole’s New Coat

Tea With Miss Lucy Anole

Mr. Anole made a surprise appearance in his new coat yesterday.  A green one instead of the brown one he was wearing when we met.  He heard that he was being photographed, I am fairly certain.  I told him he looked dapper in it.  I noticed a bit of pink blush spread under his chin as he agreed that green really is his best color.  He could only linger for a few moments .  He was on his way to tea with Miss Lucy Anole.   Her bug Juice Tea is the envy of all the lady Anoles  in Trumpet Town, you know.

 

Mr. Anole told me to tentatively pencil him in for next Tuesday at four and headed off to meet Ms. Lucy in the Bouganvilla on the Smith’s veranda.  I waved and called out, Hasta la vista!  Then I headed off to pick up Boy from his tennis lesson.  Mr. Anole and I have such conflicting social calendars  that it is difficult for us to sit down for tea and a long chat these days.

On my way to pick up Boy, I stopped for my iced coffee, of course.  After I picked it up, I turned the wrong way down Rio Grande Street.  Dang!  I would just have to turn around since I really wanted to go the other way around town.  When I pulled into the parking lot of an old Victoria restaurant to turn around, I noticed a reflection in the side windows.  I liked it so I snapped a couple of photos of it.  I am going to show this to Mr. Anole on Tuesday, I thought to myself, since he loved the hot flies that he ate at La Siesta when he was a boy.    All of the Anoles knew La Siesta had the best flies in town.  That was before the owners moved to a better location and took his dad with them on a potted plant.  But, his emigration to the North Side is another story.

Meanwhile, I have visiting to do and a story to write about all of my children at Mickey D’s!

Hasta luego, Amigos!

78 Comments on “Mr. Anole’s New Coat

    • I love Mr. Anole and the trumpet vine. I have enjoyed both so much this year. They are within 10-12 feet of where I sit every morning on my screened porch. There is a whole ecosystem under that pergola. I’m glad you like it. I am getting old and lazy so I procrastinate about posting on the Parrot blog these days. Keep on inspiring us with your wonderful attitude and tremendous spirit! 🙂

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  1. I thoroughly enjoyed your story of Mr. Anole on his way to tea. Very clever. Perhaps your photos and story line would make a great children’s book! Something to think about.

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  2. George, I am like Michael – TBA – have I missed something? I have’t seen new posts from you. Just checking. I seem to still be “following.”

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  3. You have such a good eye, George. I just love the first one, and to have caught the reflection of the building all across the window is wonderful, and dramatic. I love pictures within pictures.

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    • Thanks very much. I love the trumpets and the lizard too. It’s been fun watching them. Thanks for the visit and the nice WOW! 🙂

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  4. This was so much fun! I hadn’t met Mr. Anole before. Love the photo of the reflection. Turning the opposite way whether by purpose or because we’re distracted pays benefits.

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    • Yep, I am a curious old woman so I don’t miss much unless it’s too little for my old eyes to see! Thanks for visiting Mr. Anole. He’s been one elusive fellow lately. I think Miss Lucy Anole has him distracted… 🙂

      Glad to have you. Come back anytime!

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  5. Geroge, has something changed on your site? I have not gotten a notification of any new posts in a week. I just came here today because I was concerned and now I see the party was happening and my invitation was missing 🙂 Suggestions?

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    • Yep, all is well … the best I can remember. I reckon I’m going to have to post something or quit! 🙂 I have all of the photos to do my post on the Mickey D kids. I just haven’t done it. I must need to visit you since you don’t know I’m alive! 😉 Thanks for dropping in, Madhu.

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    • Thank you, Michael. I love the trumpet vine and Mr. Anole amuses me. I appreciate your visiting and the really nice comments. 🙂

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  6. Have been away for a bit. Adjusting to our new schedule and trying to get caught up on “posts to due-list” and also catch up on blog visits. Enjoying your photos about your one n’ Anole. 🙂

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    • Thanks, Joseph. I haven’t caught up either. And, I have no excuse! Glad to see you here. Yes, Mr. A. is my one and anole. Ha Ha. See you soon! 🙂

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  7. You have a charming theme too, George Weaver! I’ve so missed the green anoles of my youth. The only lizards we have here are fence lizards and they won’t let me near them before they skitter away to hide. Loved the story of your conversation and the photos, so much fun.

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    • Thank you, Madison. I love the trumpet and the anoles and bees and hornets. That vine on the pergola is very much its own little world, and it pleases me to watch her. I’m glad you enjoyed my little visit with Mr. Anole. 🙂

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  8. What an amazing and delightful blog, George. Your words dance onto the page, your images are spectacular and your writing style keeps me riveted not just to read through “a” post, but in a way that I find keeps me moving on to read your other posts. And especially for me, it’s delightful to read a blog where the writer inserts themselves, their opinions and their thoughts into the writing so that readers get a sense of who they are. Kudos to you.

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    • Well, thank you, Rickbraveheart! I appreciate that very much. As Jerry Weintraub said, “When I stop talking, you’ll know I’m dead!” I’m afraid I have that in common with Jerry. 🙂 I was absolutely blown away by your botanical images. The Victorian ladies in their parlors would have required smelling salts to continue their botanical studies if they’d gotten a glimpse of your photographs! 🙂 Come on back anytime, Rick! I’m happy to see you here.

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  9. I love and enjoy every single picture of mr Annole.
    and the photo of the reflection is really really awesome, the colors are very pretty and as soon as I noticed the reflection I smiled.
    Have a great day George!

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    • You have to look for Mr. Anole’s relative in your Hibiscus bush! I thought about you and the lizards when I snapped him. I love those little critters too. The fact that we can’t see their skin and bone structure with the naked eye fascinates me with the photos. I always loved the windows at La Siesta. It is an old restaurant owned by an old Victoria family. Everybody ate there. I don’t really know why it closed. I thought they moved, but I may be mistaken. It was sad to see it go. Thanks, Pablo. I’m glad you liked my photos. Have a good weekend yourself! Go to visit the aunt who has the parrot! 🙂

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    • Ha Ha, Gail. I dunno’. I never saw an anole with other than a brownish gray or green coat. If they are displaying, they balloon up their throats into a lovely pink shade. Maybe he will be feeling in the pink on Tuesday! 🙂

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    • Thanks, Jonel. I don’t think Mr. Anole is the kiss-and-tell type. It may be difficult to get the details of his tryst with Miss Lucy out of him! 🙂

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  10. Mr.Anole is looking handsome no doubt..is it a new girl in the town or did he really grab the lead in that next 007 movie as the movie talk said…
    beautiful shots George….

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    • Ha Ha, Soma! Mr. Anole thinks he’s the perfect cast for the next 007. Dunno’ about that. Miss Lucy’s captured his heart at the moment!
      Thanks for liking my photos. I think Mr. Anole is auditioning for a leading role in Miss Soma’s next Garden Tales… 😉

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  11. Oh the colors and the crisp images–this was eye-candy of the most delicious kind! Don’t these lizardy creatures have an” I know something you don’t know” look about them? I think it’s that perpetual semi-smile…

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    • Thank you so very much, Lorna! I am fascinated by the trumpet vine and Mr. Anole.
      I agree about the semi-smile thing. It must be that antediluvian characteristic look that all lizards share. Mr. Anole’s is a rather benign version, at least! 🙂

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    • Thank you, Resa! I like watching Mr. Anole too. The little lizards are cute and harmless and eat mosquitoes. I am happy to see them on my Trumpet Vine! 🙂

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  12. This post made me giggle, George! I loved that you said he blushed…too cute.

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    • Actually, they do kind of blush. They display by puffing up the air sac on their throats turning it a bright pink! I’ll never be lucky enough to snap him doing it, but that’s what made me say he blushed. Glad you got a giggle out of Mr. Anole’s antics.

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  13. Hi George – Hope all is well.
    Mr. Anole is lookin’ pretty spiffy in his new coat!
    Nice observation on the reflection from the old restaurant windows too.

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  14. Mr. Anole is a cute little guy!! I loved the photo of the reflection in the Siesta windows too. I’m sure a lot of folks miss eating there.

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  15. Curious to see if Mr. Anole will bring Ms. Lucy Anole home to meet you 🙂 Gorgeous photos as always George, love that reflection.

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  16. A beautiful new coat Mr Anole’s wearing, as are the photos. Mr Anole seems like one on the move quite a bit. I wonder if you’ll fit into his schedule with him having a significant other and all.

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    • Thanks, NoNo! I love seeing him and I am thrilled when he lingers long enough for me to photograph him. They are fast little critters when they don’t want to hang around! I haven’t checked to see if you’ve written another story. I love reading them and seeing the drawings. Superb work, NoNo! 🙂

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