She Kept A Parrot


Big Lucy  in showoff mode! Both Dragons are trying to bruminate after making valiant efforts to attract each other through the glass. They still come out of the caves to bask and eat veggies, but few roaches. Big Lucy is particularly comical. Little Lucy isn’t nearly as funny as Big Lucy But, she’s the sweet one. She’s decided finally to be interested in Big Lucy. After a few days of trying to… Read More

The time has come to plan for homes for the animals. I got to know Ed Kammer and his family when I bought Hugo from them some months ago. They are Panther Chameleon breeders at Kammerflage Kreations in Corona, California. When I called to tell Ed that I had to find homes for Hugo and Sammy, he generously offered to take the chameleons to find homes for them. He arranged for the shipment,… Read More

Since this is a new year, I am starting over. ♥ I will be posting what I see. No particular theme or composition. Just whatever attracts my attention. ♥   The other night, I photographed Big Lucy. He’s grown into a really big boy since I got him in June. He and Little Lucy fascinate me. He shed the skin from one of his back legs. It fits on my index finger… Read More

I have neglected my sweet Sammy! I had fun playing with the image above, but this post is not about graphics manipulation. It is about life. A life devoid of passion Is not a life, It is an existence. One morning this week, I woke up late. I leaped out of bed and raced to the kitchen. The chameleons had not been misted for twelve hours! I filled the mister with warm… Read More

Hugo is always hunting. He sees a cricket and is a millisecond away from projecting his tongue to capture it. In the photo above, the long projectile coming out of his mouth is the thin portion of his long tongue. In the first photo in the gallery below, you can see where it joins the big muscle at the end. Above, he has just retracted his tongue with a cricket stuck to… Read More

Little Hugo arrived last week from Kammerflage Kreations in California. He made his FedEx overnight flight connection and arrived at my door right on schedule. I opened the box, and there he was in his plastic cup. He looked as happy as a little clam. I photographed him before I removed the cup from the packing box. This is our first glimpse of each other! Right away, he began to explore his… Read More

The last picture of Sam in his old house. I could claim that this was his reaction to the move, but I think he is practicing to be a big boy. Or, he is annoyed with the camera! Here, I am moving Sam to his new house. He will climb onto my hand if I offer it. He looks a bit suspicious of the new house. He’s certainly checking it out! Sam… Read More

Little Lucy loves sitting on my shoulder. When I returned from the ranch last weekend, she had the classic stress pattern on her underside. She wasn’t eating much and she was spending a lot of time in her cave. Otherwise, she looked healthy. I was busy planning for the new chameleon cage arrangement and consulting with the breeders, the cage builder and ordering the necessary environmental elements for the insides of the… Read More

(Sam is fired up as this display of pattern is called in the Chameleon world.) Sam hunts insects from among the vines and foliage in his cage. Often, I am unable to remove the ones that he doesn’t eat in one day. They should not remain in the cage for several reasons, among which is that they may bite the animal while he is sleeping. Here, Sam is climbing around hunting his… Read More

Miss Little Britches is Jeremy’s kitten. When I woke up at the ranch at two o’clock on Sunday morning, I opened the refrigerator door to fetch a bottle of mocha frappuccino. I left the door open for a few minutes instead of turning on a light since I thought I might awaken the kids. Then I shut the door. After some time, I opened the door again. There sat Miss Little Britches… Read More