I was sitting in the backyard counting birds for the Great Backyard Bird Count this afternoon when I happened to glance at the chair next to me and saw an old friend.
He was trying to be inconspicuous by matching the color of the chair. But as I watched, he seemed to decide that perhaps he was too exposed and he jumped onto a nearby succulent.
Almost immediately, he began to change colors and soon he was as green as the plant. He appeared to be hunting for something to eat. Who knows when he had his last meal? Finding nothing tasty on this plant, he moved on to another one.
I guess there are limits to his ability to match his background color.
When we start seeing these little guys again, we know that spring truly is on its way, and this week I've been seeing them everywhere I turn. How nice it is to have my little garden friends back.