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Hiding in Plain Sight

I love the way nature gave its most fragile creatures a way to blend in and hide from is predators.

Unfortunately this little guy was not hiding very well. He stood out like a sore thumb on the walkway.

It looks kinda like a leaf with spikes on the end.

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Hiding

This small snail was found hiding in my stringbean plant.

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Newest Family Members

These are just temporary family members…I don’t really want to claim them.. lol

I came home from work the other day and my grandson Arai greeted me at the door. He had this smile on his face so I knew something was up.

He runs to his room and brings out a container with some leaves and a bug in it.

He says that since I always mess with bugs he wanted to be like me and have bugs too. This of course made me smile.

When I saw what kind of bug it was I still smiled and supported his efforts.

At this point I could not tell him that he could not keep the “stink bugs”. I even told him to ask Google what do they eat.

Per Google, they eat fruit so they now have an orange to snack on.

I will give it a few more days then they gotta go.

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Leggy

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Those Big Eyes You Have

This is not the sharpest image but I want to share anyway.

I like this one because you can see just how big this butterfly’s eyes are.

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Still Hanging Around

The Praying Mantis’ are still hanging around my yard. Today I photographed 2, one hanging upside down on my car window (picture to blurry to post) and one hanging around the luffa vine.

Speaking of luffas they are still growing like crazy. I can not put my fingers around it anymore.

Here are 4 more that are going just as fantasticad as the first 2. So in total I have 7 luffas growing.

There is one that is not doing to much growing.

This one started at the same time as my 2 large luffas. For some reason it is not growing at the same rate.

More gardening updates coming soon.

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A Miniature Martian

A Silver Spotter Skipper Caterpillar. This little guy will turn into a skipper butterfly.

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A Pleasant Surprise

While out in the yard today I was debating on what to photography before my work day starts. After assessing my options between the vegetables, hummingbirds or flowers, I decided on the Indigo plant.

The striking dark color of the berries contrasting with the dying leaves and green background I thought it would make a great muse for a few minutes.

Then i saw my fisfirst Praying Mantis abs as i moved areound i see 3 more. There were 4 Praying Mantis on the Indigo plant. I have never seen more then one at a time. It is usually one or maybe, if I am lucky, 2 in a season. This was a pleasant and well need surprise.

The fourth picture was too blurry to post.

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McFly

Do you see the yellow McDonalds arch?

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It’s This Way Dear

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