More of my neighbours (here in the countryside of Posadas, Cordova)

Hello friends! This is just a quick, short post as I couldn’t resist sharing with you a few photos of my neighbour that visited me yesterday evening.

And here’s the little fella…

 The praying mantis. Their triangular heads with bulging eyes are supported on flexible necks
Not one of my favourite neighbours — they give me the heebie-jeebies…
… even though they were considered by ancient civilizations to have supernatural powers
Their forelegs are greatly enlarged and adapted for catching and gripping prey

Meanwhile, there was some interest from my felines, Little Grey and Handbag, who spied him from near and afar. (‘Din-dins?’ they wondered)…

‘I can see you, but you can’t see me! Mmmmm — yummy!’
‘Is it din-dins already?’

…but then there was Ginger who just couldn’t give a monkey’s…

Well, that’s all for now. As usual, I always welcome any comments or questions.

Hope this finds you in good health and spirits — bye for now! x

PS. If you’d like to read more of my stories, then you could check out my books: An English Lady in Cordova — the ‘Alternative’ Guide, or if you like juvenile fantasy/fiction, then Edward’s Secret and the Enchanted Throne might be just the ticket for you… (Both available together with my art work on my Etsy online shop: https://www.etsy.com/es/shop/GillysWork?ref=search_shop_redirect — the hand-decorated bottles are my friend’s work.)

2 comentarios sobre “More of my neighbours (here in the countryside of Posadas, Cordova)

  1. I love preying mantis, they are just so alien looking, that triangular head and those eyes! When we lived in Gibraltar, my daughter caught one and I spent days trying to provide live ‘food’ for it – i.e. flies. After about 3 days hurling myself round the apartment, we gave up and let it do its own thing outside. I sure it appreciated it more than my efforts.

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    1. Hello! I can’t say that they’re my favourite insects — mind you, they’re better than the poisonous centipedes and scorpions we get! And when my duaghter was little, I remember going into her room to recover a box of matches that she had on her table, only to find out (to my horror) when I opened it, it was packed full of baby mantises! What a shock that gave me! To this day I am always careful when opening matchboxes!

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