lizard love

on the day we celebrate love, i’ll tell you a tale of likes (on instagram).

lizard on my window

lizard on my window

we have lots of little lizards around the (outside of the) house in the warmer months in austin.  they really like to hang out on my frosted bedroom window–to my total delight.  often 2 or 3 will congregate there. more often than not they like to show up in the evening and sleep in stick-straight positions like this:

other lizard on my window

other lizard on my window

which is cute, too.  but, mr. curvy up there was a happy coincidence that almost never happens: he was on the window during daylight AND he was wriggling around–also a rarity as they are usually super still.  i greeted him as i always do with a “hi, little guy!” and he paused for a second, like he was posing for me.

being the daily instagrammer that i am, i posted him, not thinking he would get nearly the love that he did.  on a whim i tagged him with #mytinyatlas, the hashtag for tiny atlas quarterly.  he wound up getting featured on the tiny atlas account, which totally made my day.  like.