tigger3's Journal

Sunrise Reflections Uploaded: 11/18/09 12:25 AM GMT

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Another one from Lake Webster.

I just received another pm from our dear friend, Cindy (Cynlee) she has a long recovery time ahead of her. The doctor has extended her use of antibiotics and she is still having a very hard time just getting around. They will have to work with her to get her spine back in line.

Her husband has been checking in at Caedes and has told her of the lovely dedications that have been posted for her.

We never know when something bad will happen and we just have to fight back and stay strong in mind and determination.

Support of friends, and family can make such a difference. Does not matter if it's online friends or friends around the corner. Cindy we miss you!

Tigs♥ =^..^=

Sunrise Glory Uploaded: 10/25/09 1:05 PM GMT

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Out at Lake Webster and took this one the same morning as this one <a/>

Thank you in advance for your comment, they are most appreciated and have a good Sunday.

Used the Canon 450D with the Sigma 17-70 lens.

The Praying Mantis _ #2 Uploaded: 09/01/09 11:08 PM GMT

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This Mantis has been hanging out in the beans in our garden. Here is my first posting of this garden friendly insect. She was in full view in this shot on a sunny day.

I'm happy to say that my mom was doing so much better today, the best that I have seen in sometime. I only hope she continues to improve, and thanks for your support. It means so much to me. So many good friends I have found on Caedes. Thanks bunches!

Thanks in advance for your comments also.

♪ ♫ :)sandi♪ =^..^=

The Praying Mantis Uploaded: 08/28/09 11:14 PM GMT

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My Other half had been spotting this Praying Mantis in the garden, and I finally spotted her to. Most likely it's a female, you can read about this most unusual looking, and yet one of my favorite insects below. Used a tripod along with my canon zoom for this one. Conditions were wet and cloudy.

I have not seen one of these for a very long time. This is a very garden friendly visitor to have.

Typically green or brown and well camouflaged on the plants among which they live, mantis lie in ambush or patiently stalk their quarry. They use their front legs to snare their prey with reflexes so quick that they are difficult to see with the naked eye. Their legs are further equipped with spikes for snaring prey and pinning it in place. Moths, crickets, grasshoppers, flies, and other insects are usually the unfortunate recipients of unwanted mantid attention. However, the insects will also eat others of their own kind. The most famous example of this is the notorious mating behavior of the adult female, who sometimes eats her mate just after—or even during—mating. Yet this behavior seems not to deter males from reproduction. Females regularly lay hundreds of eggs in a small case, and nymphs hatch looking much like tiny versions of their parents.

I want to say thanks in advance for the views, and comments.

Tigs♥ =^..^=