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And Another One Visits!

This year I have seen so many Praying Mantis, probably more than I have seen in most of my life combined. Maybe a slight stretch but hopefully you get my point.

I enjoy photographing them as they usually seem to be looking at me trying to figure out what the heck I am doing.

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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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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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