While we have a cold, dreary rain here: a photo of brighter, hotter
This is from September 2007. It is a desert spiny lizard (
magister) on a desert willow ( href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chilopsis_linearis">Chilopsis
linearis) with some desert marigolds ( href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baileya_multiradiata">Baileya
multiradiata) in the background. The local weather
station report indicates that it was 84.2 degrees Fahrenheit (29
degrees C) when the photo was taken.