Always interesting around here. Some big wind and waves have washed more (and more) Sargassum to shore and sand away from shore.
Click below on JJ Cale, one of the best song writers ever, to hear him and Eric Clapton play "After Midnight" as the musical accompaniment to the rest of this exhibition.
|Big wave breaking over the dock in the early morning. You can also see a little Sargassum in the water at the right edge of the photo. When the day starts like this, there is usually more to come. :-(|
Even though the waves were high at the shore, just a little farther out it tends to be flatter. A big yacht, I think from one of the big hotels in Placencia, was anchored that morning while their guests took a guided tour up the Monkey River.
|Safe anchor about 1/3 mile off our beach. This is the best spot around for big boats to anchor without damaging the coral.|
This lovely green headed tree snake (Leptophis mexicanus) was letting it all hang out on the bracket holding our satellite dish. It apparently likes to eat small lizards.
|Just look at that bright green head and that long skinny body.|
|A black racing strip along the side.|
|Lovely large eyes.|
|It really posed for the camera.|
|The black racing stripe runs the full length of the snake, separating its paler belly from the brown back.|
I do believe that this large green iguana would be too much for the green-headed tree snake to handle. For weeks in late March and early April, we watched this big girl walk at least once a day from north to south along our beach. She would sometimes climb into palm trees or noni bushes for some sun. These iguanas, which are quite common, average more than 5 ft in length when mature! Causing talk and suspicion, she probably laid her eggs on our south lot where quite a few nest sites are located. In a few more weeks we should see dozens of little baby green iguanas running around. Talk about shaking your tambourine!"
|Female green iguana, stopping for a breather in front of our cabana. Her foot prints are each about 4 or 5 inches long.|
|He blends in very well.|
|Those big back feet help propel it over the surface of water when startled, hence its colloquial name of Jesus Christ lizard.|
|Letting it all hang out on the underside of the pergola on the back veranda.|
|It has its eyes on the hummingbird feeder.|
|"You distract her while I run to the feeder!"|
|"May as well chugalug and shout."|
|Uhmmmm. Tastes like peaches and cream.|
Now that I found out what that chirping "is all about", I finally understand why these geckos are so plump!