While we have a cold, dreary rain here: a photo of brighter, hotter
This is from September 2007. It is a desert spiny lizard (Sceloporus
magister) on a desert willow (Chilopsis
linearis) with some desert marigolds (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.