Tuesday, November 15, 2011

An “aha” moment…


My daughter Carrie has a very real phobia of snakes.  But she likes most kinds of lizards.  So I got an email from her the week before the big storm asking me if I would like to take a field trip with her to the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.  There was a gecko exhibit there that she didn’t want to miss.  I figured, what the heck, might as well.  So off we went a few days before the big storm
 to view the world of geckos.

Geckos are cool little creatures.  I had not been aware that there were so many varieties of them.  I also didn’t know that the way they stick to things is not by suction cups but by the millions of hairs on their toes.  Cool!  Hairy toes…who knew??

And the Berkshire Museum is a cool little museum.  I’m glad Carrie had the idea to go and we got to “discover” it together…a real “aha” moment.  Thanks, Carrie!

I apologize to my little gecko friends if I mislabeled them.  I tried to keep them straight.

Madagascar Day Gecko

Madagascar Day Gecko...ain't he cute??

Gold Dust Day Gecko, also from Madagascar

Skunk Gecko from Australia.  Love the tail!

Showing the different eyes, toes and skins.  Inspiration for a quilt??

Sure wish I have more of those!

15 comments:

Sandra said...

I LOVE your Geckos. I love lizards and geckos including the famous one on TV. these are stunning. i have lizard photos, our little Anole's but the don't compare to these. i am constantly snapping my back yard lizards and they even have names. your photography is wonderful. thanks for stopping by and i will be back

Sandra said...

forgot, i vote for the quilt

TexWisGirl said...

they're adorable. and utterly fascinating!

Ginny said...

Hi Barbara, my friend Sandra (comment above) just alerted me to your blog. We are best blog buddies and she knows whatever she likes, I will, too. And like I DO!! Your blog and photography are stunning!!!! I don't know how you get such pictures, they are a joy to look at! I did not know there are different kinds of Geckos, either. But I love the little Geico gecko. And I enjoyed reading your story about the doggie potty training!

Tammy said...

They are beautifully marked. That pose in your second shot is perfect :)

Debbie said...

wow....you got some awesome shots!! i will go anywhere if there is even a chance for blog material!!

when i go to places and want to remember names and descriptions, i take pictures of the signs, it helps a lot!!

J Bar said...

Wonderful shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Fotos Espectaculares....
Cumprimentos

Fotokarusellen said...

Brilliant. Beautiful photo work.

H A R R Y G O A Z said...

MAGNIFICENT, Barbara !

magda said...

My beloved friend Barbara
I missed you!!!!
Your photos are lovely!!!!
Beautiful colors!!!
But not for a quilt, scares me!
Many greetings and kisses

Stratoz said...

I am feeling more and more inspired to design a gecko in the glass studio.

Giga said...

Dobrze, ze poszedłeś na wystawę, bo przecudne zdjęcia gekonom zrobiłeś i mogę je podziwiać. Pozdrawiam

Kerri said...

These guys are sooooooo cool!

unclekaycee said...

cool pictures - awesome photos!!! wow!!