Thursday, August 14, 2008

Can't Escape a Rescue

Of course when I started blogging, I could hear crickets chirping as far as my audience was concerned, the only hits this blog received were from me. Aah, the good ol' days. Here's one of my very first posts, recycled.

Sometimes nature seems to whisper to us in the strangest places. As I exited Flatiron Crossing, my G4, clutched awkwardly to my chest, my eyes immediately fixated on my vehicle. My inner voice reassured me, I am only steps away, and I will not drop my computer on the ground. Relief. With a quick glance to the ground, I see a rather large insect just peacefully staring back at me. Praying Mantis. I give the fella a closer look and notice it seems to be injured or maybe just startled. One wing is strangely flopping around and I can't tell if all of it's parts are intact. I proceed to make my way to my truck, unload my clunky desktop to it's place in the passenger seat, complete with a safe and secure seatbelt. As I am walking to the driver's side, I think to myself, I can't just leave that precious Praying Mantis alone, possibly injured, in the local mall's parking lot, where danger lurks around every corner (if you are an insect that is). So what do I do?? I dig through the back cab of the truck, pull out an old cup, walk over, scoop up my new friend, put the lid on! After giving it a closer observation, I notice, all parts that seem recognizable are in their proper place. They truly are beauties. I was eager to share my rescue with Sj, who loves a great catch. Tomorrow we shall photograph the big fella and set him free, into my suburban backyard, which I am assuming could be considered heaven for a Praying Mantis that was lost at Flatiron Crossing.

9 comments:

  1. I think you have a good soul. That was a sweet story.

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  2. You are so thoughtful. I'm sure that praying mantis appreciated it. I cannot believe it's been a year since you've had your blog. Bravo on a creation well done!

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  3. That was a much better first post than mine!
    I think your backyard was a much better home than a parking lot. You are too kind. :)

    I once took an ant out of a sandbox where he was having such a hard time pulling a massive crumb through it and then it proceeded to try and climb back into the sandbox and head back to where it was before. It was probably thinking, "Stupid woman! You just set me back a few hours!" Oops. ;)

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  4. You are the Praying Mantis Savior. See if you can get a T-shirt on the internet that says that.

    Thanks for you comments on Olympic outfits. I'm happy to pass along cycling porn as I find it.

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  5. I chased a one legged cricket in a circle around a mall parking lot once...not kidding. when I finally caught it, I pitched it into the bushes at dillards.

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  6. How neat! Though to be honest, those things creep me out ever since the "Teacher's Pet" Episode of season one of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ::shudder::

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  7. We just found one of these on our driveway on Sunday! I had never seen one before.

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  8. Today we have higher buildings and wider highways,but shorter temperaments and narrower points of view age of conan

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