This is a quick post before I harvest pumpkins and apples over the weekend.  Check out this Mantis:



This guy actually turned and looked into the camera as if to smile and say, “Cheese!”  I’ve never seen one with the beautiful browns atop the green colors before.  I’ve only seen the all-green ones in the past, and not too often.   They are beneficial, the “Good Guys,” if you will, and should be treated with great respect…..kind of like Knights-In-Shining-Armor in the garden!

Whenever I see something like this – a true, glorious, wonder of nature, I am reminded to take a moment and be grateful.

With loving gratitude to you, my readers,