I have a fondness for praying mantises. They started showing up where my father worked in the early 80s, and he brought one home. We named her Mandee, and kept her for six months, beyond when she would have lived in cold weather. She was as alien as anything I had ever encountered, and yet so observant and gentle well, gentle if you werent a moth or a fly.
Mantises are a regular sight in our yard now.. and at the end of summer I love spying their egg sacs here and there in secret places. Makes me smile to think Ill see more of them the following year.
Two of my favorite singers from the 80s, Howard Jones and Nik Kershaw. together on stage in 2008, singing a fantastic rendition of Wouldnt It Be Good. Do yourself a favorand have a listen. Talented folks, out there doing what they love. This makes me so happy. ~Aimee~
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