But first, we take you to a continuation of our morning coffee hour. We are beginning to recognize the critters who hang out here!
This Banded Caracol snail has moved all of 8 inches in the 24 hours since we last looked in on him...
So this morning, just the same as yesterday, our Romeo was trying diligently to attract the favor of a certain petit brunette. Juliet is small, and cute as a button, with a really pretty design on her back. I think our Romeo is smitten. She, however, is still keeping her options open.
|Juliet is at the bottom left, and that's Romeo top right.
For a solid 45 minutes, she never moved... while Romeo wandered around, doing pushups and puffing his dewlap, jumping around on dew covered leaves and taking a little sip of water now and then. Today, we have noticed another mating ritual! Every time Romeo is within sight of the female, he begins to wave his tail seductively. Even I got a little turned on...
While watching Romeo, we noticed that he has a busted nose, and we wondered what happened to him. He continued entertaining us with his antics, until suddenly, Juliet zipped across to the other side of the patio and disappeared around the back of the door! Romeo went over there, but she was still aloof, so he continued with his morning toilette. And then....
|See Bruiser on the corner top. Romeo is behind the door bottom
Bruiser seemed confident in his virile superiority, and so began his pursuit of tiny Juliet unopposed... It was at this point, that we decided it was rude to continue with our documentary...
|Bruiser has his eye on Juliet far below... I CAN'T LOOK!
|LOOK!!! A BIRD!! This Reina Mora eyed our lizards briefly before vacating the area.
|Look at that crazy-awesome rock!!
|Mata de Mariposa
|Yay! Our little tiny waterfall is still here!!
|Photo credit: Mi Amiga, Sue
|Can you see some tiny sparkles?
|My gold fleck
|Mountain hair, don't care!
|I had to lure Sue into the stream to help me get my gold down without getting my butt wet!
|The Mata de Mariposa bears fruit!
|The Puerto Rican Semi-Slug. Wait, WHAT??
|The mudslide has come back to life!
|We did see a couple of raspberries, but we left them. This is the flower that comes first.
|Time's up! Heading back to the car to go EAT!!!
|But wait... WHAT are these little butterfly things???
|Turns out, they're young Begonia Decandra (see mature flowers above)
|What is THAT???
|Breakfast box for three...
|I think he's a Common Coqui