blue tailed skink. His tail is blue to attract predators. The predator will grab the tail and it will drop off allowing the skink to escape under a rock or debris.
wild cosmos in my garden. I was truly surprised when I noticed this flower peeking behind a three foot shrub in my garden. All the other wild cosmos seeds I planted were about eight to twelve inches tall. This one kept growing taller and taller searching for the sun.
Hurricane Harvey have most of America focused on Texas residents affected by this disaster. I am heartened by the public and private volunteers from near and far who have brought their boats to help rescue people and pets from the rising waters. The trauma of the devastation will take months, years, even decades to recover. For far too many their only solace will be their resilience and will to survive.
To donate to help those affected, here is a link to the American Red Cross, Samaritan's Purse. Before donating do research to be sure the organization is a reputable one. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.