Comrade In Arms …

DSCN6011This past summer I found a guest out in the garden whom I didn’t know.

DSCN6012Then I found all The Party.  Apparently the call went out to the Frat house that this was the place to be, because ALL his friends showed up, too.

DSCN6014This Party has to end.  My first thought was assault by water.  It was a full frontal offense, but had little impact except to knock them to the ground, where they regrouped.

Just when I was losing hope, I found an ally – a praying mantis.

DSCN6015At first I though he was just hanging around in the cool shade … then I learned the truth – he was on our side.

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praying mantis I knew there was a reason I love having these around the garden.