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 Praying Mantis aka Mantis religiosa. They are Invertebrates and Carnivores. Their average life span is about 1 year.
I spent almost 4 hours at the Opthamologist having various tests completed so I kept myself busy photographing the equipment because I find it fascinating.
She is by far the bestest friend I’ve ever had. I am not ashamed to admit that my best, most loyal friend was furry. She passed away a little over a year ago and there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t miss her. She was loyal, loving and always kept my secrets. I can honestly say that I have never had all of those qualities in a human friend. Ever.
The original and Rainbow variety of Knockout Roses were named as “All-America Rose Selections” in 2000 and 2007.
These rose bushes get pretty large, ranging from three to five feet tall and wide. Some sources claim they can reach as high as eight feet if not pruned.
I cannot imagine how it must’ve felt to be so near to the cannon’s when they were being detonated.
Photo taken by Cindie Harper using an iPhone