I have been looking for this picture for about a month. I was talking to someone one – it’s been so long ago that I can’t even remember – about praying manti (is that mantis in the plural form?). I mentioned that I had taken a really cool photo of one that was hanging out on the tree in our front yard when we lived in Iowa.
I thought I had posted it on Facebook and after searching through about 700 photos, I realized I didn’t. I assumed it was saved on my external harddrive which quit working about a year ago after it jumped off the table onto the floor. (If anyone knows a good external harddrive repair man, I would like their number.)
I figured the picture was lost until I could check the harddrive, but since this is the first time I have really wanted to look at something on there, you can understand why I haven’t been in a mad rush to get it fixed. As it turns out, the picture was on a flashdrive that has been right in front of my face all along.
Anywhooooo, these bugs are so prehistoric looking, I just stared at it for a good 20 minutes. And, if you look closely, he or she was looking right back at me. I didn’t notice that until I looked at the picture.