Praying Mantis Sighting
This seems to be the year to spot praying mantises in our gardens. Until this month, I hadn't seen a single one in the 15 years that I've lived here, but now I've seen three. The last time I saw any praying mantises was when I was a teenager living with my Dad. He had yew bushes out front, and every year they were covered with little mantises in the spring. Since this month is the anniversary of my Dad's death, I am starting to see these mantis sightings as symbolic, and I am contemplating a new series of work based on the praying mantis.