Slow day here at the lake. My back is still bothering me so I took a tentative stab at kayaking today. I only went out for a bit, though it did turn out to last 2 hours. No problems paddling but carrying the damn thing down the hill to the lake was less than pleasant. Still, the paddling actually seemed to help the way my muscles in my lower back felt. Therapy a la kayaking? Maybe.
The picture above is a reptilian visitor I saw while reading a book in the living room. I grabbed a camera and took a few shots of him--then tried to keep from startling him when I went outside for a better look at him and his scaly self.
As you can see below, he was a wonderful model. He wouldn't do that neck puffing mating ritual while I was watching but he did allow my camera lens to get within 6 inches of his face.