As Autumn Leaves approach their death..... so must this Carolina namesake forever say goodbye ;0(

Each new day is a celebration of life.....
so live well in appreciation of this precious gift ;0)
Nature Art Mantis Photograph by Carolyn Hietala


Cindy said...

The aging mantis in fall: beautiful and bittersweet. I think not having mantids for several months makes their return in the spring all the more welcomed.

Beautiful colors in this photo, BTW.

Carolyn Hietala said...

Thanks Cindy
A few years ago I brought a Chinese Mantid indoors when the weatherman forecast our first frost of the year.
Thinking that extending its life with the luxury of warm temperatures, complementary food service and a nice roomy home would be a good thing.
Granted the mantid seemed to enjoy being handed crickets and was able to roam free under supervision at times. She appeared very happy. Then I began to notice dark spots on her body... especially on her legs and eventually one broke at the spot. ;0(
I had thought that when her "time" came that she would just keel over and stop breathing. NOT!
Realizing what I had to do, I took her outside and placed her in the sunshine upon now dead flowers. Night came with its freezing temperatures and well you know the rest of the story ;0(
Can't cheat Father Time....

nina said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Your photography and paintings are beautiful--so many thoughts, too, that I share.
Fall is bittersweet.

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