Saturday, August 20, 2022

Dewlap & Gaze

A L O H A From Honolulu!
We do not have to become
heroes overnight. Just a step at a time,
meeting each thing that comes up ...
discovering we have the strength to
stare it down. Eleanor Roosevelt

Hong Kong Orchid Tree

A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition. William Arthur Ward 

The brown anole, also known
commonly as the Cuban brown
anole, or De la Sagra's anole,
is a species of lizard in
the family Dactyloidae.
The species is native to
Cuba and the Bahamas.

Unique to males, the “blanket” is actually called
a dewlap, or throat fan.

Anoles use their pink dewlaps
for two purposes. One is for
breeding, displaying their intent
to females. The second purpose
is more commonly seen and
functions in establishing territory
among adult males. By displaying
his dewlap, the lizard can tell
other males that they have
entered his home range.
The intruding male then has
two options. He may simply leave,
or he may establish his dominance
and displace the original proprietor.
Males rarely give females
a territorial display, allowing
them to enter freely.
Interestingly, you may notice
that anoles will also
“throw down their colors” to
gardeners, dogs, and other passersby.

I have powerful friends 
in high places. 
Birds sing 
where I walk, and 
children smile 
when they see me coming.

                   Hunter S. Thompson

It is beautiful to talk 
about beautiful things and 
even more beautiful to 
silently gaze at them.
                   Dejan Stojanovic

Love You,
Pixie & Cloudia



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Lobby Mural  
Castle Hospital, Oahu
by Bob Flint, 1997