Owl in Palobrea tree

Owl in Palobrea tree
Owl in Palobrea tree. We’ve been very fortunate that an owl has begun to take up periodic residence in one of trees in our front yard. #owl #bird #animals #wildlife #phoenix #arizona #palobrea #as6q1ul46si9

Lizard outside of Starbops near LA


Lizard outside of Starbops near LA. My wife and I made an impromptu overnight trip from Phoenix to a beach near LA. Found this ancestor hanging out in the parking lot at a Starbops we paused at during our return. #animal #lizard #starbop #trip #as6q1ul46si9

Wet Spider


Wet Spider. This is from a while ago. While spray-washing the back porch, I noticed this little one using the hose as a highroad to escape the wet concrete floor. #animal #insect #spider #wet #tweet #aliensplicer

Morning “American Style” coffee

Morning "American Style" coffee

Morning “American Style” coffee. This is from a trip to Grenoble, France several years ago, at a small coffee shop while waiting for the train. Basically, it’s a double Americano Espresso with extra hot water added.

#coffee #coffeeshop #grenoble #france #aliensplicer

Is it a worm? No, it’s a tiny snake!

String Snake
A western Threadsnake. And, yes, that’s it’s fully grown size.

The tiny guy was found slithering on the tile in our hallway, but not getting anywhere fast. Threadsnakes usually live underground — this one must have squeezed it’s way through a crack in the floor and tile grout to find his way inside, so was likely very lost. After getting him to pose for a few pictures, he was gently released outside where he could find his way back underground.