Flora and fauna

I just went to weigh myself, and a tiny gecko shot out from under the scales and crawled part way up the wall. I’ve managed to catch him and reunite him with his lizard friends on the back porch. I’d love to know how he made it upstairs.

The squirrels have been leaving us alone since we came back from England. I wondered if they were sulking, but then I saw that the trees were all suddenly bearing black walnuts and live oak acorns. The squirrels have such abundant food right now that they simply don’t need to visit us.

We had a landscape gardener come to look at the front yard. We’re definitely going to get some cactus worked into the plans. The back yard is now entirely horse herb for ground coverage, which is working very nicely.