08 February 2019

Abronia graminea (alligator lizard)

More pix here and info hereVia.


  1. So that's what America are singing about in "Ventura Highway".

    1. "'Cause the free wind is blowin' through your hair
      And the days surround your daylight there
      Seasons crying no despair
      Alligator lizards in the air.."

      Dewey Bunnell, the song's vocalist and writer, has said that the lyric "alligator lizards in the air" in the song is a reference to the shapes of clouds in the sky he saw in 1963 while his family was driving down the coast from Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc, California, where they had a flat tire. While his father changed the tire, he and his brother stood by the side of the road and watched the clouds and saw a road sign for "Ventura"

    2. I was being sarcastic, but I appreciate the information as always.

    3. I was glad to see your comment because I didn't know what the lyrics were, despite having heard the song a hundred times, so it was good to look it up.


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