Friday, August 15, 2008

Pray on Buggie!

We call this bug Praying Mantis. Or is it Preying Mantis? And who knows what the technical Latin term for it is? I've seen them in several sizes from very tiny (a portion of an inch) to very large (several inches). I showed you a little green one a few days ago, perched on a plant and then he hopped to the porch floor. Can you see this ones green legs and brown body? Doesn't he look fragile? A swat and flick of my wrist would have sent him sailing into oblivion, never to be seen again by man or bird who would probably enjoy this crunchy delicacy. Does he creep you out?
He was perched on the bow that adorns the rocking chair. He would slowly flex his legs which in turn caused him to gently sway from side to side. He meticulously rotated his triangular head back and forth, back and forth. Since he was sitting on the chair in a favorite spot here at "A Romantic Porch", I tried to ask him what he was praying about! Somehow our lines of communication were blocked! All creatures...so amazing! And another sight of summer. Linger long summer!

Have a wonderful day.
Love, Rachel

13 comments:

Melissa Wertz said...

What lens did you use? What were your settings? Good shot. Love the photos on your blog btw.

Ronda said...

Amazing little creature! Neat photos... Have a beautiful summer day!

Esther said...

You're fun! I enjoyed seeing your bug picture! It's fun seeing the world through your eyes and mind!

Love you!
Esther

Virginia said...

Your picture is great, it capture he wonders of nature.
Have a happy weekend.

donnie said...

Seems you and your family aren't the only ones who enjoy your lovely, "romantic porch".
Have a beautiful evening.
Love you, Donnie

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Well they have great taste too!!!

M ^..^

KEITH said...

HI RACHEL, GREAT PICTURES AND COMMENTS. KEITH

Joyce on her Justified Journey said...

Yuck! You did get an incredible shot, though. I used to hate those kind of bugs when I lived up north. I'm now in Florida and we have our share of disgusting creatures that God has chosen to bless us with for reasons only He knows!!

Claudia said...

I love these little creatures - they fascinate me! The photo is wonderful!

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Hi Rachel
LOVE that matis so cool..
hope you are having a great weekend..hugs, Patty

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

I love these little guys. They're great for the garden and interesting, too. The only time I ever found one was last year when we moved to TX.
Blessings,
Patricia :o)

Miss Nancy said...

Love your blog....
I am so happy that I found it.

She's Gone Fishing said...

I call em Johnny Mantis and I've seen some teeny tiny babies this week. And a real oddity that had me worried about one...he had some sort of disformity with a growth on his back and a crooked spine. I suspect the gal next door and her toxic spraying.
Gail n Callie =^..^=