A few weeks ago we had a little surprise waiting for us by the front door: a Texas horned lizard or "horny toad." This little fellow was so docile and sweet. His face, skin, and feet were full of wonderful detail.
David had never seen one in person and was enthralled. I hadn't seen one since an afternoon playing on my back porch in Post when I was 4. Once an endangered species, they are now protected. We both wondered why this rare little creature picked our front porch for a rest.
We put him in our front garden, where he quickly disappeared, but that hasn't stopped us from pausing there everyday to see if he's still with us.