Saturday, October 07, 2006

Enjoying Nature

Actually, creepy crawlies...Allan noticed this 4" long Praying Mantis on our window yesterday. That is Allan's hand in the photo. Now I know this is nothing to those living in warmer climates...but for Michigan, this is enormous! I have never seen a Praying Mantis this big, and I never want to again! That is supposed to be a benefit of living in Michigan, smaller bugs...actually I'd prefer NO bugs, but that isn't going to happen.

We went for a walk today on a local trail to enjoy the fall colors and ended up looking down at the pavement rather than up at the trees. Apparently it is a hot spot for snakes this time of year because we came upon 6 or 7 during our 1 1/2 mile walk. They were small snakes...but snakes just the same! Allan, Moya and Elijah all enjoyed touching them...but not me! No way! I'll probably have nightmares about tiny snakes and giant Praying Mantis' tonight. Really, I do love nature...pretty flowers, trees, chipmunks, squirrels...bunnies. You know, the pretty and the cute. Not the creepy crawly or slimy!

3 comments:

Amy Peterman said...

Hattie would have had a riot with you guys!

misty diller said...

i feel so lucky to have gotten to see the praying mantis in person - it was the BIGGEST i had ever seen! i feel your pain about creepy crawly things - however, something about them totally intrigues me :)

Tina said...

Wow, awesome photos! I am with you though! I love the cuddley part of nature! LOL

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