Wondrous, serendipitous moments happen every day of our lives. Serendipitous moments while holding a camera are just priceless!
The latest magical event walked right past me as I sat in my car waiting for my granddaughter at Cedar Crest college.
As I sat reading the last book that beloved Irish author, Maeve Binchy wrote, a figure with 6 legs moved past me. I did a double take and looked again. It was actually a man with 2 legs and a strange creature with 4 legs straddling his backpack. The strange four foot long creature looked just like a dragon.
Stunned! Amazed! Agog! I threw down my book, grabbed my camera, leapt from the car. I saw the magical creature and her human playing on a grassy expanse of lawn not far from where I was desperately trying to compose myself.
Visions of elaborate Asian artwork danced through my head. I saw hand-painted dragons curving their serpentine bodies around and into porcelain bowls, cups and spoons.
Back to reality! The dragon’s name is Rocko. Yes, she looks very much like a dragon to me but in reality she’s an iguana. Her owner, Jared, walks her in the grass so she can nibble on the dandelion greens. They supplement her fresh vegetable and fruit diet.
Rocko is all of seven years old, likes to climb trees, and when she rides in the car she runs from one window to the next eager to look out at the passing world.
Rocko, a dragon with a warm heart.
Ever Grateful, Annie