Earlier in the month I delivered a couple walls full of paintings to the Borrego Springs Library for the art show in their community room. They have a monthly show of local artists’ work and December through early January was assigned to me. I confess I did not take the photograph when I put the art work up – as one might think an artist who has it all together would do. I was distracted initially by a lizard. It may have crept into the library then got stuck under the door. I noticed as soon as I walked in – and the curator and I initially thought it had been trodden on and killed. But no, when I picked it up it slowly started moving again. We went to the librarian who apparently is knowledgeable about local wildlife and he confirmed it was a wild gecko, not an escaped pet. It seemed injured, but gradually started moving all its limbs and, convinced it would likely survive without further intervention from humans, I took a quick photo and found a suitable bush on the other side of the parking lot to release it into. Back in familiar surroundings, it scurried away.
Then I went and hung up my art work and, mindful of the fact I also had work to deliver to the Borrego Art Institute, the curator had to hurry off to another appointment and there was a storm coming in (the road sometimes gets washed out between there and home) I hurried away.
Last weekend I was in Borrego to sit in the Art Institute to sit in the gallery so after I went to the library to photo the display in place. Then I forgot to post this. Oh well, at least I did it before the show was taken down.