Spent half of a morning in the ENT office for a salivary gland biopsy. Found myself waiting for a good while so decided to take a few pics.
I recommend ice, ibuprofen and don’t plan to talk a lot afterwards.
Autoimmune diseases are no joke.
So today I was sitting outside enjoying the beautiful weather and this little guy decided to visit.
Aka Mantis Relgiosa. They have very long front legs that they hold in a position that reminds people of praying. Praying mantids are carnivores, eating mainly insects and other small animals. Many gardeners and farmers welcome mantids, because the insects they eat are often pests that hurt crops.
The mantids also eat spiders, frogs, lizards, and even small birds.
They can turn their heads 180 degrees—an entire half circle. They’re well-camouflaged, adapting colors that help them blend with plants.
Photos by: Cindie Harper
Hemerocallis fulva, the orange day-lily, tawny daylily, tiger daylily, fulvous daylily or ditch lily (also railroad daylily, roadside daylily, outhouse lily, and wash-house lily), is a species of daylily native to Asia.
It is not a true lily in the genus Lilium, but gets its name from the similarity of the flowers and from the fact that each flower lasts only one day.
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
She was like the sun,
She knew her place in the world –
She would shine again regardless
of all the storms and changeable weather
She wouldn’t adjust her purpose
for things that pass.
The water volume in Cheat Lake is adequate for boating and water sports. It’s a beautiful day today.