Thursday, August 16, 2007

life in the front beds...

okay, i couldnt wait until tomorrow to post this, julie and i were out in the front weeding tonight and cleaning up the flower beds..we have been gone most weekends this summer and the weeds are out of control..embarassingly out of control..anyway, i was cleaning out around my hydrangeas and lo and behold there was an amazing praying mantis right on the hydrangea bush..i squealed with delight as i havent seen one in ages..so i yelled for julie to get the camera ..the mantis was watching me watch him and moving his head like he was trying to figure out what i was doing, it was very cool..here are the pictures..........

14 comments:

Trixie said...

I think you better send your resume' to Animal Planet! Make sure your photographer gets an assignment as well! And here I had smut thoughts with the word "bed"! I am such a DW!

One Crabapple said...

oh how great. The pictures turned out beautiful.Isn't he /she ??? so pretty ?

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JJ said...

The critter was very interested in what we were doing...hopefully it will stay around....

Beth said...

The praying mantis is WONDERUL....and those pictures are out of this world. You should have one enlarged for a wall in your house...so cool!!!!!

I sure hope your daughter gets some asnwers soon. I can't believe this has all been going on this long and those doctors can't figure out what it is. If it is IBS, I have a couple of friends who live with it and it can be controlled pretty well if you are willing to give up everything you normally love to eat....seriously though, if you watch your diet you can manage it and eliminate the pain .
My mom thought she had IBS and the doctor put her on heavy doses of that activia yogurt and she is much better.

Once Upon a Cottage said...

Great photos! I've always loved preying mantises.Cute and scary at the same time!
Lennea

Julie H said...

Fantastic photos - especially love the first one. I'm off out to my beds now - hope I find something cool.

Mamarox said...

Cool!

sue said...

That's amazing! I'm not big on bugs at all, but these photos makes me appreciate their buginess-I don't think that's a word, but it seems to work:)

MaryB said...

I'm probably revealing my age here, but wasn't the praying mantis once upon a time, on the endangered species list? Maybe thats just something my parents told me as a child..ha ha!
What a great picture of it. I sure hope your daughter gets some answers soon, so she can start feeling more like herself.

* mY fRiEnDs cALL mE Rella * said...

I think this is really a faerie...that is why she did not leave right away. She wanted to hang out with you for a while. Gorgeous shot!!
xox FaerieRella

pinar said...

grass hopper..
is a funny animal..
isn't it..
but my hydrangeas passed away because of water use restriction in Istanbul..
hope to have lots of rain and snow next year..

pinar said...

oooh that was a praying mantis..
I have to google to learn the differences.. :)

Hey said...

Those are great pictures! I agree with Trixie...they look professional. :) (Before I read the blog, and just looked at the pics, I thought you had pulled them from somewhere!) How cool?!

kecia said...

Sweet photos!