Fair Weather Friends

I have a new guy in my life.


His name is Lenny and he visits me every day the sun shines.

He likes to laze around, sunning himself on the porch steps while I putter in my pots.

Pots, people…flower pots.

Yeah, he’s not much of a talker, but that’s fine.  If I want noise, I’ll listen to the voices in my head.

He’s a bit shy of strangers.  To be honest, he can be down right rude when my neighbors pop by to ooh and ahh over this spring’s bounty.

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He turns his back and wanders off without so much as a ‘howdy do or by your leave’.

I really should talk to him about that; he’s ruining my street cred. I’ve heard the whispers…

‘Why does Rhonda spend so much time with Lenny the Lug, he’s so rude!”

See what I mean?  Yeah, it’s time for a good chin wag with my fair weather friend.

The sun’s in and out today, so I’ll have to keep an eye out in case he shows up.

I’m running out of refreshment ideas though. (I wonder if that’s what keeps him coming back?  The num nums?)

Well, I suppose I can mosey on down to my mailbox, which seems to be THE spot where the local buggaboos hang out.

I’ll just have to find a way to entice that crowd onto my porch steps; introduce them to Len so he can have them over for dinner.

So, let me introduce you…

Friends…Lenny  Lenny…Friends

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Leapin’ Lizards…isn’t he cute?


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Hi everyone! Welcome to 50 Shades of Gray Hair. 50 Shades is my blog of life over the hill, where each day is full of delicious opportunities to earn another gray hair. I stopped declaring war on the gray when I began this blog years ago. Instead, I embrace and celebrate them along with whatever life decides to throw my way, with (sarcasm forward) humor and an optimistic eye to the future. I think. I hope? I don't know. At any rate...it's real, it's honest, it's full of 4 letter words, and it's me...on a platter. I sincerely welcome you all to my porch....♥♥Rhonda

20 thoughts on “Fair Weather Friends”

    1. Yes….cute! He has legs, therefore not a snake. He eats bugs, therefore a friend of mine. I’m looking to see what he is…will advise. lol


    2. Okay mim..here’s the scoop

      He’s a Plestiodon Laticeps…otherwise known as a broad headed skink!

      Now…just so you are well informed….Plestios means most and odontos means teeth.

      Therefore…my little friend Lenny is a TOOTHY SKINK


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