Can You Find Me?

Most of us recall pictures in books where
you were asked to find certain images.
Or comparing two pictures, you were asked
if you could find what was different.

Today’s blog feature four photos our
son sent from his Florida garden. Anolis is
a genus of anoles. These chameleons are in the
family of iguanian lizards. On a walk

last year with our son, I saw several. They
can rapidly change colors too as they do
among the plants in our son’s garden. See
if you can spot one in each photo. I admit

to having used the zoom feature when I
could not find them the first time. In our
Upstate NY garden, we have a beach
plum tree. Unfortunately for us, the birds,

squirrels and other small creatures have
managed to eat all but a few remnants
hanging on small outer branches which
will not support their weight. Enter

humans who can pluck them off
when ripe. My mother-in-law used
to gather them at the beach on Long
Island and make preserves.

See how many of the lizards you can
find and let me know. Except for the
occasional garden snake or frog, I have
not seen lizards nearby. Enjoy finding them!

Credit our son Tom for the four lizard photos. Thank you for the fun!

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24 Responses to Can You Find Me?

  1. These old eyes enjoyed the photos… Enjoy your weekend! ❤ xo

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    • Bette, thank you for your kind comment. My husband and I had to get in closer to find the lizard. Hint, hint: it actually went from a dark brown to a light brown as a disguise. Hope you have a lovely weekend as well. oxox

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      • My sister-in-law lives in Florida and she has two lizards friends. One watches her cats through the window and another one watches her from an avocado tree whenever she sits in a nearby lawn chair. They are amazing critters!

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      • They are indeed, Bette. I saw many of them on our walks in a nearby park area. Our son’s garden amazes me with how lush and high everything grows. Our rosemary is small compared to his big wild bush. Cats are funny to watch too. Nature’s creatures eyeballing one another. Fascinating to observe! oxox

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  2. Peter Klopp says:

    To make people look for the hard-to-find lizard or any other hidden object is a splendid idea, which inspired me to create a similar post in the near future. Have a great weekend, Mary Ann!

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    • Peter, I feel badly for people who are too kind to say they really can’t see anything. I started staring at individual leaves which was not the case at all. They either traversed the rim of the pot or seemed to crawl on the “tree” itself. One was dark brown. When I had trouble, I asked my husband if he could see them. That’s when I remembered the + sign and hit it to enlarge an area. Bingo! I saw them immediately. Clever little creatures too. Great news that you will also do a future post similar in nature. Probably younger kids wouldn’t have trouble finding the lizards. Thanks for the comment and a lovely weekend to you as well, Peter. “”__””

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  3. Emily says:

    Great blog and photos! Very neat, I enjoyed it!

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    • Emily, thank you for the great comment. Tom took some neat photos. At first, I stared at every leaf until my eyes adjusted after enlarging the photos. It’s amazing how these lizards change colors to suit the environment. You had a total of 4 lizards, right. Glad you found enjoyment in the process. Have a wonderful weekend. oxox

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      • Emily says:

        It’s certainly difficult to see them! Great photos you shared! Thank you, have a great weekend as well xoxo

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      • Perhaps you can assist with enlarging the areas of each photo where you found them. Then others will be able to see the clever creatures. It’s almost like star gazing with the naked eye and without the help of telescopes. Thanks for the comment. oxox

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  4. I couldn’t see them, but it’s late.

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    • Anne, without enlarging the photos or using a magnifier, it is difficult. Once you find them, you will discover how clever they are: hiding in plain sight! I’m off to sing at a funeral but can give you hints later on. Be well and safe. oxox

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      • My eyes and ears don’t work well any more, so I don’t think I’ll strain either today. Hope the funeral singing went well. Were you singing solo or in a group? oxox

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      • Anne, for the funeral, there were three sopranos and three men so it was a good balance. Tonight, I was the sole female voice which I am used to. With a microphone and men who sing on key, it works well. We’ll do another time with the lizards. It’s not difficult once the photo is enlarged. Neat creatures who hide in plain sight with disguises to match their surroundings. Be well and safe. oxox

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      • I like that — men who sing on key.

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      • I laughed out loud at the “men who sing on key” remark. The second verse was much better by the bass who had a solo at the beginning of the song. One note was painfully flat and then slid around trying to get on pitch! I bet you can write a humorous book on choirs and singing abilities. Haha.oxox

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      • We laughed a lot during our choir rehearsals, but it wasn’t about our singing. We rarely had more than 12 people. Some said they couldn’t read music, but they were much better than they thought.

        I loved your description that after a flat note, the singer slid around to get the right pitch. That is an easy thing to imagine.

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      • Choir rehearsals are known for conversations and laughter except when trying to learn the music. At least the bass voice realized he did not hit the right note at first. Some never know they are flat. I had an awful choir chair one rehearsal with an alto who sang flat and a soprano who sang sharp! How I ever managed to sing on key, I will never know. The look on my face caused the choir director to point out to the soprano that she was singing sharp. Do I miss choir rehearsals? Yes and no. oxox

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      • I find it amusing that the choir director read your face.

        I would say yes and no to missing choir rehearsals, too. It would be fun to drop in on a rehearsal, but I wouldn’t want to do it weekly.

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      • Oh, I can grimace at the notes sung flat. It is good to have a break, a long one, from choir rehearsals. My husband remarked after singing in Prague with me last August that the week spent with the Berkshire Choral International was intense but satisfying. A very different experience involving practicing on your own for several months and then coming together for two rehearsals daily. I am glad we did it and am also glad that is behind us. One in the future? Who knows? oxox

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      • You’ve had some exceptional musical experiences. They are fun to read about. oxox

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      • Anne, thank you once more for your kind comment. Looking back over the years, I can say I have had exceptional musical experiences thanks to my parents and their gift of music in the form of piano lessons. My mother recognized my ability to listen and sing on key which eventually led to success in foreign language classes and my career in teaching. Life is a long, winding road sometimes. oxox

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      • My mother had grown up playing the piano and became the organist for our church. I remember her asking me if I wanted to take piano lessons when I was six years old. Fast forward 60 years, and my salary paid the real estate taxes on Long Island. God had it all laid out for me, but I was clueless. oxox

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      • It’s all in His plan for us even if we don’t know. Mine is not to question but to do when I have doubts. Similar background with piano lessons and being the church organist for 5 years beginning at age 13 up to college – daily, 3X on Sunday and all the funerals and weddings. I never questioned but wondered why me? Clueless is fine too, Anne. Look where your music took you in life! oxox

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