Sunday, November 7, 2010

Praying Mantis

I’ve never loved my new, pocket-sized digital camera as much I loved it the day I took these photos of a praying mantis:

Isn’t this the most amazing creature? Look how big it is.

It’s one of the good bugs, too; very beneficial in the garden.


  1. OMG Martha ! I have never seen one of these in real life YET ! how on earth did you get this little guy in your garden ?? LOL
    Beautiful !!
    Joy : )

  2. Thanks, crafty gardener; this is such a cool little creature!

    Joy, unfortunately he wasn't in my garden. He was in George's cousins garden. She lives in Port Hope; we had gone there for Thanksgiving. One of the guests saw him in the garden and brought him over for us to see. I was SO HAPPY I had my camera handy. I would have hated to have missed an opportunity to take a shot of this cool little dude!