Writings from 3 sisters, who love to garden, do scrapbooking, fiber arts and sometimes have an opinion.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Last night I was hand watering around my front area and noticed a praying mantid in one of my junipers. And then I looked closer and she had a real grip on a big old grasshopper. I ran into the house to get my camera...what a photo of her in action. Wonder if she 'prays' over her prey. I have been working so hard in my garden. So much has become overgrown and I have spent 2 hours each morning before the heat comes dealing with all of it. Yesterday I dug out a load of hollyhocks and lamb's ears. There is more today. Hoping that next summer I will have a show garden, but it sure isn't right now. Not a good representative of a Master Gardener....but then our grandfather was a shoemaker/repairer and our Mom said they never had shoes.