Thursday, August 13, 2015

The Prying Menace

When my oldest son,

Mark, was small, he thought we were saying "Prying Menace",

instead of "Praying Mantis" ~ hee, heee....

I still think of that whenever I see one... but I had not seen one in ages, 

it seemed... until just the other night when I was watering my tall marigolds

and zinnias, brushing up against them, and this fellow hopped on my arm...

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They are such interesting insects, I think,

with all their "Ninja-moves"... ;)

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"You lookin' at me??"

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I certainly had a lot of fun with our photo shoot, Mr. Mantis...

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Son Jon took this last one...Mr. Mantis (alias Prying Menace), majestic atop

the pentas, looking towards the setting sun...

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Almost the weekend, again! Have a wonderful one, all!

Love,

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9 comments:

  1. Anne, these photos are fabulous! He really did do a photo shot for you! LOL
    Love the prying menace!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  2. Anne, what great and fun photos of this most photogenic 'prying' mantis! Although they are welcome visitors to my garden, I don't know if I could have remained calm if one was on my arm -- EEEK!!! :-)

    Have a good weekend!!

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  3. I love that bug! I found two in my gazebo the other night. I chased all the other insects out with my fly swater, but I can live very peaceably with this so interesting insect.

    I come here for lovely posts and you never disappoint.

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  4. That is so cool. Everything about your log is cool.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  5. What awesome photo's! Mr. Mantis better stay clear of Mrs. Mantis though or he'll lose his head!

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  6. Ha ha, your son's version of the name was so sweet! I too love the insect - they have so much character - ninja-like describes them well!
    Such beautiful photos - a very joyful post Anne!

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  7. Your photos never cease to amaze me. Fabulous.

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  8. Great pictures..looks like you found a new friend..Have a nice weekend..

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