Monday, April 30, 2012

Proverbs from A to Z - Z

Z is for Lizards - (Photo Journal by Pam)
(OK, so lizards doesn't start with Z, but it has a "z" in it...that counts, right?)


Four things on earth are small,
but they are exceedingly wise:
the ants are a people not strong, yet they provide their food in the summer; 
the rock badgers are a people not mighty, yet they make their homes in the cliffs; 
the locusts have no king, yet all of them march in rank; 
the lizard you can take in your hands, yet it is in kings’ places.

On a recent trip to the Big Island we found this little guy on the sarong rack in the Island Gourmet Market in Queens MarketPlace, Waikoloa. The clerk was visibly frightened so I carried the gecko outside. He jumped to my shoulder and then climbed up into my braid.  Took a while for my husband to find him in my thick hair, but eventually we set him free.


Numerous little liZards appeared here and there on our terrace and on the stone walls at the resort where we stayed. I squealed with delight each time I spied one. Just like Proverbs 30 describes, these lizards are small but very clever. Gold Dust Day Geckos trace their genealogy to eight geckos released by a University of Hawai’i student in 1974!