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Friday, February 26, 2010

stranger in the night


This guy spent yesterday snoozing on the back of my chair.  He woke up at night and came to join us at the table. It felt like he was listening to our conversation. Was he. We stared deeply at each other for a while then he took off landing on my head. Say a prayer for us all buddy, OK?

17 comments:

Angela said...

What a smart visitor! And how clever of you to take a picture! I always wonder what they`d have to say if we could communicate.
He clearly liked you.

Janet said...

Strangers in the night
Exchanging glances
wondering in the night
what were the chances...

Rob Inukshuk said...

Perhaps we should say a prayer for him, as when he meets a lady friend...Of course, that's not always true, but is always a possibility.

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Hi Val - Seems like he was as intrigued by you, as you were by him!

Wanda said...

Some consider the praying mantis to be a lucky omen. We have a few in the field.

pink dogwood said...

we had something similar over the summer. He was there in the kitchen when we eating dinner. Then we turned the kitchen lights out and moved into the family room, he moved with us. When we turned all the downstairs lights out and went upstairs to sleep - he started chirping really loudly. I guess he was missing us. I am not sure if it was a praying mantis, but it was big and green :)

Great picture btw.

Lauri said...

Oh a praying mantis! My favourite! We almost always have one somewhere in our house. This week I had one on the burglar bars of the window where I write. Love your photo. I also believe they're lucky. I even wrote a story about one trying to bring my protaganist a message she refused to accept.

Choices said...

Wow! A praying mantis. A very friendly creature,indeed.

Lorac said...

Look at those eyes. You can see deep into it's soul! What did you see when you gazed into each other?

Lori ann said...

oh he's cute. a friendly looking bug! perhaps he was hungry?
i'm glad your internet is up, problems all sorted? for now i hope!
xoxo

Kristin said...

What a great photo!

Susan said...

that photo does make you wish you could read his mind.

Reya Mellicker said...

Though kind of scary looking to an American wimp such as myself, I do believe that encountering one of these dudes brings good luck. I think they do have some kind of link to the divine.

Am I crazy??

Val said...

thanks for your lovely comments everyone. I am struggling to post one of my own right now - maybe this time it will work....
preying mantis (whats the plural?) are very cool - kind of spooky though too...
no Reya you are definitely NOT crazy x

Val said...

yay it worked!! yahoo
xxxV

Sandy said...

I haven't seen a praying mantis in years!

Nancy said...

I think he could sense your soulfulness. He likes you.