Thursday, January 29, 2009

Gecko Central: life keeps on happening

Last night late I went outside with the big torch to see if my frantic watering of the lemon tree (after falling into an exhausted early-evening sleep under the aircon in my bedroom and waking just in time to do what my father calls 'throwing some water around' in the tiny window the water restrictions allow, just before dark) had revived it at all. As I'd peered at it in the half-light of dusk (crepuscular, it was) I could half-see that many leaves had been burned to a crisp and feared for the actual life of the tree.

Here's what I found a few hours later, lolloping about in whatever moisture remained, six or seven feet off the ground:


6 comments:

fifi said...

Oh, bless it. I love geckos.


I have a little bilge pump with a hose so the bath can go straight to the lemon tree. They are very good for getting the bathwater up and out of the window.

ThirdCat said...

don't fear...lemon trees are indestructible. As, unfortunately, are aga-frigging-panthus.

Deborah said...

I beginning to feel that watering is an exercise in futility.

The Bureau of Meteorology has just let us know that these hot hot days will continue for at least another week - next Thursday will be 40 degrees, with an overnight low (huh!) of 25.

ThirdCat said...

it's foggy in Abu Dhabi

meli said...

it's foggy in norway too. we haven't seen the sun in two weeks, and it's not forecast to return for at least another week...

Elizabeth said...

that's a marbled gecko I think - how lovely!