Thursday, January 6, 2011

"Lizard of the Year"

For a change of pace and a slight departure from Santa Barbara's bountiful aesthetics, at this time, I'd like to announce that Hugo Ernest Scuttlebutt has been awarded the prestigious title of "Fence Lizard of the Year." The annual honor is voted on and presented by the Laurel Lane Homeowners' Association.

As you can see from the photo above, Mr. Scuttlebutt is well fed and stands tall and proud. Due to his affable personality and sporting pursuit of meal worms, Hugo was a popular contender from early on.

He's hibernating now and won't be taking calls or holding interviews until mid April, or, perhaps, May. We all look forward to seeing him then, when, on sunny days, as his schedule permits, Hugo will once again be appearing on the rock wall in the garden between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily.

Congratulations Huey! An honor well deserved.