Later in the day, Lisa called me outside to have a look at something. "George is back!" she said.
This is George, that being our name for the sagebrush lizards that appear around here. We like having George around because these lizards eat spiders and bugs. This particular George is pretty big for a sagebrush lizard, with Lisa estimating him to be about 20 cm nose to tail. It apparently had gotten warm enough to wake George up and get him stirring around the property.
Today, in contract to the warm, sunny conditions yesterday afternoon, was cold and blustery. I ended up kindling a fire in the fireplace for the first time in a week. Apparently it was snowing up in the Sierra Nevada, but it didn't even rain here. However, it felt particularly cold when you got out into the wind. I assume the lizards retreated, waiting for sunnier days.