A Novel Woman, AKA Pamela Patchet, was unwittingly born and raised in Toronto instead of Paris. She worked her way from A&W carhop to political advisor to advertising executive where, on any given day, she was called upon to soothe disgruntled clients, cajole temperamental artists, juggle multi-million dollar budgets or locate trained penguins for television commercials. She married a handsome dentist for love and a lifetime of free dental care, raised three kids, and established a freelance writing career, not unlike her earlier jobs, minus the penguins.
~kc, snowed in once more
That's a fabulous shot, Pam. Thanks for posting it.
How cool is that??
If you're interested in doing praying mantis's, I buy them by the box in the spring. I could send you some...
Ah, thanks. I showed it at my camera club and they seemed to like it.
Theo, I might just take you up on that! I used to see them in the garden when I was a kid, but I haven't seen a live one for probably 30+ years. I knew one could order ladybugs, but not praying mantises (mantis's? manti? mantisesesses?) Where on earth do you get them??
Don't know, but I'd say there are none in my neck of the woods right now.
*begins sucking thumb and crying for spring. Again*
Pam - speaking of praying mantis' - do you remember our brother putting one in the cage for his lizard to eat? And do you remember the opposite happening? Oh, the carnage....
The eggs which come in a cocoon type thingy the mantis makes, come three to a box, the cocoon is stuck on a twig. You just take them out and set them in your garden and check them now and then and suddenly, you have hundreds of 1/2 inch little baby bright green mantis's all over the place :)
I have never had a problem with them, they're always delivered at the right time for my planting area...and I think they ship to Canada. I order the lady bugs too because the ones you buy from them don't bite. We have scads of the bitey ones. grrrrrr
Yutha, I thought of our brother's massacre when I saw photos of a chameleon at the camera club last week. As I recall, the praying mantis decapitated the lizard. Not funny, not funny.... Remember when mom found his rubber snake in the washing machine, only it wasn't the rubber one, but a real one that had crawled in there and drowned? Ah, good times.
Theo, thanks for the info. I'm going to check it out. Actually, the bitey ones are not ladybugs at all, but a similar looking type of beetle nicknamed the Asian Ladybug. Those bite.
Debby, if it makes you feel any better, it's snowing like mad here.
Pam, yeah, unfortunately, I'm on a first name basis with the Asian Lady Bug. We built a new home in 2001 and we have a storage room over the garage. Unfortunately, those darned things found their way in before the house was closed up (the room is closed off from the garage) and it's on the west side of the house. Every time the sun warms the room, no matter how cold it really is outside, I'm inundated with the stupid things! Even the dogs run the other way now when one comes flying at them...
Was the Mantis bigger than the lizard?
OH! And it's snowing like mad here too :)
Oh gosh no, the lizard was way bigger than the mantis which is why he thought it would be okay, since the lizard ate crickets. My brother found the mantis in the backyard, I think.
Well, there ya go! It was a wild mantis, not domesticated!
Sorry, am in one of those moods today.
Oh yeah, the kid freaked out when he saw it in the morning. I think actually that it plucked the lizard's eyes out. Charming. Gotta watch for those wild mantis'!
Definitely my favourite flying insect!!!
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