"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

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Friends, Romans, countrymen...y'all. Foodies, gardeners, artists and collectors - let's gather together to share and possibly learn a thing or two in the mix.

Donna Baker

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Things That Go Boomp

This mantis is praying before his meal. Mantis's, Mantii? I don't know the plural. These insects kind of creep me out; I am sure they can rotate their head more than 180 degrees while their body remains perfectly still. In fact, the only time you see them move is when they are spinning their head or slowly climbing. They don't scare easily, but they can sure fly (as long as it's not at me). Kind of pretty. Reminds me of the old Irish ditty or blessing.
From the gillies and the ghosties,
to the long-legged beasties,
and things that go bump in the night...


  1. Yes, kind of pretty, but they can bite !
    I always get excited when I see one, really don't know why, because then I'm a little scared.
    They really are a "long-legged beasty "

  2. Amazing! so rare in my little neck of the woods!

  3. I know what you mean! Like little green aliens on a visit. Best viewed through a window methinks!

  4. Donna,
    Thanks so much for stopping by the blog, it is such a coincidence that you commented and stopped by, thank you.
    I like the blog too, thanks for sending the link!
    Have a great Tuesday.


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