Introducing: Johnny Mantis

Praying Mantis

“Pray tell me, man! Which way to Mars?”

Mantis vs. Man

A rose is a rose is a bug on my rose moss,
mostly rosy, except for that glare…mostly creepy.

Martian Mantis heading for Mars

Johnny Mantis preparing for take-off!

Buggy pretty in pink

Pretty buggy in pink tutu!

A bug with a view

A bug with a view of our back patio.

A full-length feature creature

A full-length feature creature, if ever I saw one.

Searching for a Mars Bar

“I know I left a Mars Bar in here somewhere, dagnabbit!”

Uncle Tree and Johnny Mantis

Johnny Mantis is telling Uncle Tree a tall tale.

A laughing praying Mantis

A laughing Praying Mantis knows no bounds.

A Johnny Mantis sunset

One should never count him completely out of the picture.

International Space Station

At the end of the day, Johnny hops on board his space station,

and heads for home. I pray, he made it safely.

Praying with A Praying Mantis

Photographs by Uncle Tree and his lady, Lucy Scarlett

with a special thanks to our star for the day,

Johnny Mantis!

A Praying Mantis profile

“Are you lookin’ at me?”