Weekly Photo Challenge: Motion

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge theme is MOTION. I was able to capture a green anole (Anolis carolinensis) scuttling across a hosta leaf.


My garden is a home to a number of these creatures who are welcome assistants in my continuing battle with certain predaceous insects. Most anoles are greener than this one. We have several similar small lizards that are in residence here as well: the ground skink (Scinella lateralis) and the five-lined skink (Eumeces inexpectatus). They are harmless to plants and humans. Despite that pleasant situation, my wife still prefers that they remain outside.



About johnvic8

John Viccellio retired after 24 years in the U. S. Navy and began to dig into gardening when he could finally land in one place. He completed the Master Gardener course in 1992 and has since designed and constructed two of his own gardens. He wrote a monthly garden column for ten years and was a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014. He lives in Stallings, NC with his wife, in close proximity to six of his eight grandchildren.
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9 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Motion

  1. Great catch. Those things can move like the wind.



  2. Great photo for this week


  3. Now this is perfect. A visual example of motion though nothing is moving. This photo gets the blue ribbon in the #Photo Challenge this week. No doubt about it.


  4. johnvic8 says:

    I could have just moved the camera a smidge. Thanks for your vote.


  5. pbmgarden says:

    Nice capture. I saw an anole this past week too. It’s taken a while but I’ve finally become used to them.


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