© Gaye Wilson 2010

I went to put my dogs in their day pens this morning, and stopped short. On the ground at the bottom of a tree in one of the pens was something unexpected. I moved closer and saw the most wonderful lizard, motionless, staring up the tree trunk.

Needless to say I didn’t put the dog in there. Either the dog or the lizard would have had a very bad day.

I knew I had seen this type of lizard before, but certainly not in my back yard! I googled images of Australian lizards, and fond out that he is a Bearded Dragon. He’s about a foot and a half long, and covered in the most wonderful knobbly scales and spikes.

He’s gorgeous!

Now, what does this have to do with All Paths To Victory, or productivity?

Not a lot, you might think.

However, seeing this dragon in my garden has lifted my whole day. I found something new and unexpected in an otherwise ordinary day. I took time out to take photographs and enjoy the beauty. I learned something (this type of dragon originated in the deserts of central Australia, but is now a popular pet all over. This one is most definitely NOT a pet!).

I didn’t take time out to smell the roses – I took time out to enjoy a wild creature.

How can you enjoy beauty today?

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5 Responses to “There’s a dragon in my garden!”

  1. Tammy Barbee on May 2nd, 2010 11:57 am


    I am glad that you wrote that. Today was like that for me, I took the time out just to see the beauty and the world around me. If you do not, the beauty will certainly pass you without you noticing it.

  2. Lola Conolan on June 6th, 2010 12:13 pm

    I love the story and remembered the dragon on the windowsill, aren’t you lucky to live where you live, as we are to have similar experiences.
    Will come back and read more stories later.

  3. pittsburgh penguins trade rumors on February 28th, 2015 4:05 am

    Can I give you a donate for future posting?

  4. Gaye Wilson on February 28th, 2015 9:46 am

    Hi! Yes, you can donate to the blog to motivate me to keep blogging! There’s a donate button at the top right of the screen. Thanks very much!

  5. RMAU on June 4th, 2016 7:24 am

    There s a skeleton in the garden, He s acting like a fool, He got me really angry, Should i hit him and be cruel?

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