It's not terrifically cold, but there's definitely been frost on the ground. A few weeks ago, a section of fence fell over; all that remains are the new fence post holes. Someday the contractor will come back to put up a new fence.
This morning, down at the bottom of a dark, steep-sided fence post hole, my son found a very cold California Fence Lizard.
Saul put him in the deli cup the snake came in and brought him inside to warm up. After much consultation, we decided the best method was to let the lizard bask on a warm water bottle. Hence, the photo now known as "Lizard for Lunch."
His belly's kind of neat:
Saul was sad to see him go, but then the lizard clambered out of his cup unexpectedly and scrambled across the floor. After stuffing his heart back down this throat and taking a few deep breaths, Saul said, "He moves weird. Let's get him back outside in the sun."
So we did.