Lizard, iPhones, and Chris Taylor

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Look…closely…and you can see the lizard, not just a nice view of CT’s front porch.

When I interviewed Florida native Chris Taylor (whose new album, Take Me Anywhere, is excellent. Read my interview here) a few weeks ago, I asked him if he ever saw the lizards I hear are scurrying about the state. “One just ran past my foot!” he laughed. “I’m serious. I was coming in from outside and it was on my porch!” It was at that moment I asked him to take a picture of these tiny reptiles, and he assured me that he would. Days turned into weeks, and I admit that I was wondering if Chris Taylor was a man of his word. In a couple e-mails and IM conversations, he told me that he was trying, but the little critters were just so darn fast. Sure, they are, Chris.

Of course, at the time, I didn’t realize that Chris was attempting to take these pictures with his iPhone, not a Canon camera, which would be my photography instrument of choice.

However, when I checked my e-mail this evening, guess what?  There were not one, but two pictures of Florida lizards.  One of the pics even has a pair of lizards in it! Chris Taylor isn’t just a singing, songwriting rockin’ worship-type guy; he’s a man who promises lizard pictures and then delivers.  By the way, you can catch him on tour this fall with the Robbie Seay Band. When you do, ask him to show you some lizard pics. I’m sure he would be happy to oblige.

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Here’s a couple of the little guys. They look like anoles to me. I just wanted to mention that Chris Taylor is one of the funniest human beings on planet earth. He’s also deeply passionate about God, the Bible, theology, and his family. Very cool guy.

0 thoughts on “Lizard, iPhones, and Chris Taylor

  1. Hi!!

    I just had to respond because I was laughing so hard. I lived in florida all my life up until 2 years ago and seeing these lizards was normal. It wasn’t until I read your post that I relaized how funny it is that those dragon-like creatures scurry all over the place there! 🙂

  2. Hi!!

    I just had to respond because I was laughing so hard. I lived in florida all my life up until 2 years ago and seeing these lizards was normal. It wasn’t until I read your post that I relaized how funny it is that those dragon-like creatures scurry all over the place there! 🙂

  3. sweet! when i lived in georgia, I saw many a lizard and red cardinals. a very different climate for this oregon girl. i also tried taking pictures of them with my phone but with no luck. woot to chris’s photography skills. perhaps, if the music thing doesn’t work out, he’ll be able to get a job with a nature/adventure company. heh, i crack myself up.

  4. sweet! when i lived in georgia, I saw many a lizard and red cardinals. a very different climate for this oregon girl. i also tried taking pictures of them with my phone but with no luck. woot to chris’s photography skills. perhaps, if the music thing doesn’t work out, he’ll be able to get a job with a nature/adventure company. heh, i crack myself up.

  5. Yes, indeed. People often ask if I miss the seasons, living in Florida. But, really, it’s not that we don’t have seasons–just that we have different ones. One of the markers of seasons coming and going are the times are lizard life cycles. We’re just passing through the end of “baby lizard” season. We have rainy season (right now), love bug season, hurricane season and “Isn’t it great to have sunshine every day while the rest of the country is shoveling snow under gray skies” season.

  6. Yes, indeed. People often ask if I miss the seasons, living in Florida. But, really, it’s not that we don’t have seasons–just that we have different ones. One of the markers of seasons coming and going are the times are lizard life cycles. We’re just passing through the end of “baby lizard” season. We have rainy season (right now), love bug season, hurricane season and “Isn’t it great to have sunshine every day while the rest of the country is shoveling snow under gray skies” season.

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