Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Night of the iguana
A visitor in the garden
Delray Beach, Florida, December 2007 [Click to embiggen]
The scene: my aunt and uncle's driveway. It's a sunny afternoon and everyone's outside soaking in the day. Suddenly, seemingly out of nowhere, this magnificent lizard materializes and nonchalantly makes his (her?) way across the driveway and into the dense bush of the front garden. I run to grab my camera - thankfully nearby - and summon anyone within earshot to witness this incredible sight.
By the time I get back, my wife and daughter have named this iguana - Iggy, of course - and are intently watching it climb up a tree. I shoot as quietly as I can to avoid freaking the poor thing out, hoping to capture this unique moment in the life of our kids. Eventually, he climbs down, walks around the side of the house and is last seen headed toward the inland channel behind the development. And we're left with a memory card full of incredible images and a bunch of stories to tell everyone back home.
Your turn: Unexpected surprises. Please discuss.