An "Oliver's eye view" of painting the pages for the new book

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Hi, it's Oliver Anole here.

There has been a lot of rain in our Garden lately. The tadpoles have hatched in the ditches, bromiliads and flower pot dishes. Their parents, the tree frogs, are celebrating with songs every night.

One of my favorite things to do after a busy day of exploring, sunning and eating mosquito larvae is to sit on Karin's shoulder and watch her paint. This is how the paintings look from my point of view. I lean on her collar and whisper ideas in her ear now and then. We work well together, which I understand is rare between species. This seems odd to me. Although some humans are sort of large and clumsy, others really do appreciate gardens and colors and these are important qualities for me.

It just started to storm again. I think I'll just sit here and watch the lightning with my friend, Karin!