We have quite a few lizards hanging around outside the house. I mean literally hanging. This reptilian villain was up in the cover of a solar light waiting until the moth came along. Despite the fact that the moth was bigger than the lizard, the scaly one seemed to have the upper hand (maybe that should be "the upper teeth") . All of the flapping and shaking that the prey could muster was doing him no good. He did get away for a few seconds though. My dog came by to see what I was shooting pictures of and the lizard decided he liked his skin better -- he dropped down into the garden to hide.
Football is back! The Lamar Cardinals took the first home opener in the retrofitted Provost-Umphrey stadium last night. The Cards defeated the Weber International team in the first football at Lamar Stadium in 20 years. The fans were ready for the moment and poured onto the field a in a display of pure enjoyment. Notice the guy on the Southland Conference sign near the center of the picture. He is getting ready to do a cartwheel -- one of about four people I saw doing one as they poured onto the field.
Is summer gone? The days of summer, in quick succession, rise up in sparkling flight, glisten momentarily in the sun and then sparkle only in our memory. Next summer I will swim more, laugh more, hug more, and find pleasure in the soaking warmth of every day. --steve buser