is the key
in the sun
Anolis carolinensis, green anole, Carolina anole: call it what you will, it is hanging out on the side of the house, basking in the October afternoon sun, feeling green…
…while its pal here, hanging out six inches away, momentarily eschews greenness for a more autumnal hue. Green anoles are sometimes called American chameleons.
They are also considered signs of good luck, prosperity, renewal, and healing, due to their ability to regenerate their tails.
The anole figures large in Celtic lore as a spiritual guide and a symbol of life, death, and rebirth.
You have to wonder, looking at their tiny, wise, ancient eyes…
with thanks to E. Johnson for the photos