1. Hi Dee dear,

    Umm, I am one of the gardeners who tells others NOT TO BUY and set loose the praying mantis in their gardens to “control” other insects. They’ll “control” them into oblivion.



    1. Dee Nash says:

      I agree, Sharon, I wouldn’t suggest anyone buy praying mantis. This one came here on its own. Of course, it’s the one bug who will take on an assassin bug (wheel bug), so I figure they will cancel each other out. I hope.

  2. marmee says:

    it’s what makes the world go round and round again…life and death all in one frame. great capture.
    happy september.

  3. Gail says:

    it’s a great photo Dee~So glad you showed us this one~I was thinking about the circle of life in a garden and boy is this a great illustration! gail

  4. homeclynn says:

    WOW! I cannot believe how gorgeous your susans are in September! Beautiful!

  5. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    Great shot. Isn’t it amazing to watch a mantis eat its prey.

  6. Donna says:

    I always marvel at nature. Such drama, a tear for the skipper. Great catch, BTW.

  7. Meredith says:

    Ay yay yay! Great shot, Dee. That’s the way it is out there, it’s true. I wonder, are we gardeners more accepting of this truth? 🙂

  8. Leslie says:

    Nature can be so cruel but that’s the way it is. Wonderful photo Dee!

  9. Cindy, MCOK says:

    Sniff, sniff … poor little skipper!

  10. joey says:

    Perfect, Dee! Happy September 🙂

  11. That is a good one! I wish something would eat all grasshoppers…

  12. Carol says:

    And that skipper was dying for you to use that photo, too.

  13. Frances says:

    Amazing capture Dee! Poor little flutterby, but life can be harsh, or death for that matter.

  14. I can see why … it is a wonderful photo Dee! Tragic for the Skipper! Amidst all the sunny susans … such drama. Great capture! ;>)

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