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Monday, October 10, 2011

31 Days of Reflection - Day 10 and Macro Monday

Happy Monday! - It's a Cloudy and Rainy day here in "Wally World."

Here is my entry for Macro Monday over at Lisa's Chaos.
My granddaughter, Coleen came in the house all excited because she had spoted a Preying Mantis on the side of the house.  I went out and took some pictures and then we transferred the Mantis to the Rose bed.  Here are shots both on the house and on one of my roses.

She was pretty excited about seeing this bug and even commented that she had never seen one this color before.  Most of the time they are the Green colored one's but this guy (or girl) was brown.

Be sure to stop by Lisa's blog and check out all the other fantastic enteries for today's Macro Monday feature.

Now for my 31 Days of Reflection my "muscial" selection today is, Lean on Me by Bill Withers. 

I love this song and hope that whatever you are going through in life you will have a friend you can lean on.  Plus I know that if you trust in the Lord you will always have a friend you can count on in the good times and the bad times.

Have a wonderful day.


  1. Awesome! I've never seen one in person.

  2. Neat shots of the praying mantis! My husband found a brown one a few weeks ago and I haven't seen a green one all year!

  3. I have not seen a PM in years. Wow, three nice captures.

  4. What beautiful shots. I love praying mantis.

  5. Ida, Great shots of the praying mantis. I haven't seen one of those in a long time. Such an interesting "little guy". Have a nice week. Mickie :)

  6. Cool shoots. Great job with the sharp focus!

  7. I had one in my yard for the first in 30 years. This is their year!

    Happy MM

  8. Nice macro photos.

    Regards and best wishes

  9. Fantastic macro, I like the color and shape of these Mantis, pure delight.

  10. Those are great macro shots. I don' think I have seen one of these in before.

  11. Hi there - Mantis are such great insects - we get a reasonable number of them in the garden - although they do seem to like hanging on to the fly wire doors!

    Cheers and thinks for the visit.

    Stewart M - Australia

  12. Mantises are amazing insects, I love watching them.

  13. They are positively evil looking. I recall that change color to blend in with their background to the best if their ability.

  14. What a great find and photos, Ida.. I haven't seen a praying mantis in years.


  15. I love the preying mantis! Thanks for sharing.

  16. interesting bug. Thanks for sharing. :)

  17. Wow, love these! I am a huge dork and would have been so excited to find one myself. Thanks for sharing!

  18. Jennifer@threedogsinagarden
    Hi Ida, I have always thought that Praying Mantis where really interesting insects. I am sure they haven't changed a bit over time and are much the same as they were when dinosaurs roamed the earth.


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