Friday, March 11, 2011

Ick on a Stick

I noticed a white flappy thing on this branch and a lizard with his orange throat bulging in and out. Oh, I just had to get my camera! Again. :)

Anyway this lizard looked anemic and he started eating that white filmy thing.
I thought he must be an albino lizard and I still didn't know what he was chomping on.
In just a few seconds of watching and waiting he started to change color. By the time I walked around to the other side of the bush he had almost finished his snack and was now the color of a regular anode lizard.
Curiosity made me look up info on lizards. And yes, some of you might all ready know, they do molt. I didn't know that. But what is really icky is that they eat the shedded skin. I found out that the skin gives them calcium and nutrients. And they are fastidious about their grooming-so they don't like to leave a mess behind.

I thought this was amazing, even if a bit gross.

"If therefore any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold new things have come." 2 Corinthians 5:17

Oh, how I was ugly in the Lord's eyes, before He made a new creature out of me. And He took all my mess away.

**Pray for the people of Japan. I have no words for the devastation seen on TV.



alicia said...

That was fascinating about the lizard... but I much more appreciate how you apply it to a Christian walk... You never cease to amaze me ;)

Hilary said...

Very cool that you were there to capture the moment for us.

My best thoughts are for those in Japan. My one bloggie friend who lives there is ok, thankfully.

Julie Gillies said...

How fascinating, Karen (in a really gross way, that is). You always seem to capture the most interesting things outdoors. I LOVE it!

I've been praying for the people in Japan all day. I simply cannot imagine their anguish. I pray that Jesus reveals Himself to the people of Japan in a mighty way.

Diane said...

I'm glad God takes my old stuff and I don't have to eat it. Very fascinating about that lizard though! :O)

Bina said...

Amazing view on such a...gross...moment in nature!!! I love how you put those together, Karen!


Kathy C. said...

ugh. well, i guess we all need more calcium in our diets.

Linda Hoye said...

There is wonder all around us, isn't there?!

IanH said...

Very interesting, but yes, icky!

Johnnie said...

Love God's wonders that you find in your own backyard! :)

Karen said...

Thanks for all the fun, icky and wonderful comments :P I learn new stuff around me all the time!

Blessings to all!

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

You're so creative, friend.

Yes, praying, praying for those in Japan, Karen.

Kelley said...

My face is all contorted and I can't get it get back to normal. That is disgusting! I will be thinking of that picture all day. Ha! (Awesome photos, though!)

Jean Wise said...

Look at all these comments over something so icky! Love it. I think this must bring a smile to God's face that you took the time to learn and write about one of His tiny creatures.

Jeanette Levellie said...

Wow, I never knew this, Karen! You are a little fount of fun knowledge and wisdom.

Am praying for Japanese people, too.

Carol J. Garvin said...

Just popped over from Jeanette's blog for a peek here, and I'm sure I'll be back. Yes, "he makes all things new" and I'm so thankful he does... and for new mercies every morning.

Blessings to you in this new week.

Karen said...

Laura, thanks, yes and prayers.

Kelley, lol...too cute-thanks for stopping by!

Jeanie, He has made all kinds of things. I know God has a sense of humor.

Oh, Jeanette, "fount of fun." I'd love to be thought of as that. THANKS!

Carol, thanks for stopping in. Jeanettes, a sweetie!

Parsley said...

I learned something new...but EEWW!

I'm so thankful God loves me when I'm ugly and makes me a new creation.

Stephanie Faris said...

Amazing pictures. Great job!

Dave said...

Well done Karen! Those were very interesting photos which you caught just at the right time - Dave

Libbie said...

They eat their skin!!!! Yes your post title is PERFECT!!! I coudn't have said it better!! bUT YES...VERY INTERESTING :) & your pics are great!!! Nice work Karen!

Karen said...

I know, Parsley, Eueeew.

Thanks Dave. It sure didn't take him long to finish that chore.

Aww shucks, thanks Libbie!