Luring a Lizard

Evening light

Opal and Agathe sat in the evening light…



Monitor Lizard

…when an unexpected reptile appeared, clomping toward them.



Honda knot

Opal quickly tied a lariat knot…




…and dangled it over the porch!



Come Hither

They lured the lizard…




…and caught it!




…and off they went on a new adventure into the garden jungle!!





13 thoughts on “Luring a Lizard

    • Winter in this part of Canada is pretty mild for the most part! The Block Twins assure you that everything in the photos is real, even the plastic monitor lizard! Opal is especially proud of her real lariat knot!

    • We never quite know with Opal and Agathe! Right now they are sitting in a wooden crate looking at me and begging me to put wheels on it! Perhaps they mean to train the lizard to pull them! Opal is fingering the lariat, wondering if she can make it into a harness!

  1. It reminds me of a limerick my father used to recite to me:
    There was a young lady of Niger
    Who smiled as she rode on a tiger
    They returned from the ride
    With the lady inside
    And the smile on the face of the tiger!
    Do beg the girls to beware of dragons disguised as lizards….

    • Indeed I have warned them, but it was because of a song my dad used to sing about a smiling lady on the banks of the sunny sunny Nile, who went for a ride on the back of a friendly crocodile…the same result as your dad’s lady from Niger…
      The twins are undeterred…

  2. This is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo block twins. Each photo is so believable and entertaining. What a mind you have…will be smiling all day long.

  3. What a delightful post… So many smiles. Living in Florida we have lizards a plenty though none seem amenable to luring! Previously I lived in Tucson AZ where I had a fabulous Gila Monster resident on my property. He made spring time appearances so we could appreciate his beauty and admire from a distance. I’m also intrigued with the wonderful hooded sweaters…is there a pattern or instructions somewhere that I might try my hand?

    • Thanks so much! Your Gila Monster sounds amazing! This entire episode is inspired by a friend whose Hitty May or may not be contemplating befriending a magnificent iguana…my oldest child knitted the sweaters out of sock weight yarn, more or less making up the pattern. I am afraid it was never written down.

      • How great to know your talent runs through the generations of your family… Sad news that the sweater pattern didn’t get written down. I continue to be delighted by all the adventures your Woodens enjoy. Thanks so much for sharing them with all of us.

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