Although I haven’t been able to garden much this past week and a half, I have been checking the plants after work to make they have enough water. I’ve also been keeping an eye on the seedlings and they look fine.
This morning as I was weeding and dead-heading in the front yard, I spotted a Praying Mantis on the Dahlia. At first it freaked me out, but then I ran to get my camera. It’s weird because I’ve only seen one Praying Mantis in our garden before… so I’m wondering if this is the Praying Mantis that I brought home on July 7th.
The Praying Mantis on the Happy Single Dahlia
Grooming Praying Mantis (Note the deep purple foliage on the Dahlia)
… and speaking of bugs that freaked me out, I saw this spider on our patio last night…