Friday, January 8, 2010

Lucky New Year

With the holidays behind us (except for the Super Bowl, which is a holiday at our house) it is nice to get back to the garden and blogging. I have been very busy with company and travel and have gone nearly three weeks without so much as a walk around the garden. Although I didn't get out much last month, nature found a way to come inside and find me in the way of this charming praying mantis. It was on a cardboard box I was bringing in from the garage in which to ship ship presents. It is the first time I have ever seen one! Last year I read a novel and there was a reoccurring theme of praying mantis bringing luck. I can't remember the book, but I'm looking forward to the luck!

10 comments:

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

The color of this mantis is jade, isn't it? Maybe, this year will bring you some new jewelry?

Chicken Boys said...

I see them a lot here in NC, but not this time of year! It's too cold!
~Randy

VW said...

We were excited to find a little praying mantis in the yard last year. Whether or not they bring luck, I'm just glad they eat pests!

CiNdEe said...

Happy New Year!!!
I haven't seen any live insects here lately!!!

Kathleen said...

I've never heard that they bring luck ~ good to know. Now I like them even more. Happy New Year to you Sheila ~ I hope it truly is a "lucky" one.

Pam's English Garden said...

I have considered purchasing praying mantis and ladybugs to release in my garden to eat the aphids. My grandsons want me to get mantis. Now I know they bring luck, maybe I will this year.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I hope it brings you lots of luck. Happy New Year!

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gemini said...

since am in the city now, i miss seeing insects like the praying mantis featured above. thanks for sharing. am visiting here.

PRODIGY said...

I had such animal, it's called bagamoll, in Armenian....