Monday, October 5, 2015

Big Bug

I probably should have had this included with Eileen's Saturday Critters. My hubby, Mr. Master Gardener, has to fulfill his volunteer requirement for the licensing. So he has several opportunities to work at some of the gardens around town with other MGs, usually watering, pulling weeds and trimming to keep them looking spiffy. To our friend Barbara's surprise, this fellow landed on her hat.


This is really a huge praying mantis. But also notice the blue visor on the lady looking on for my addition to Sally's Blue Monday.

A couple more blue photos from around the house: This is a little tin cup I found in Camden ME this summer. I thought it was so cute, but I can't drink coffee from it as it gets too hot!


#2 daughter gave me this beautiful pitcher and glasses. I found the cute little vase in Maine as well as the little tiny dish on the left. The cup in the front is a toothpick holder. They sit on hubby's grandmother's china cabinet with the rounded glass sides. 


How about a pretty blue and white pillow to add some color to a brown chair?


That's it for my Monday edition, and thanks for hosting Sally!

Linda Kay

37 comments:

biebkriebels said...

That is a huge insect on the hat, well captured.

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Good capture of that mantis..

Revrunner said...

I'm thinking the mantis is some kind of omen.--a good one, doubt. :-)

eViL pOp TaRt said...

A really big praying mantis! Must be very religious!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

mantis-es are so cool to watch

Rebecca said...

I love that blue glass color.

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Lea said...

Great photos of the Praying Mantis!
Beautiful blue pitcher with glasses.
Have a great week!
Lea

Gail said...

Nice blues.

I love the Praying Mantis. They are excellent hunters and great for any garden.

SmilingSally said...

Hi Linda Kay,

So many nice BLUES. I especially like that pillow. Perhaps you'll drink lemonade from the mug.

Have a Beautiful Blue Monday!

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh my goodness, I love that blue and white enamel cup! I've never seen one like it. I have a red speckled one, a green speckled one, and a blue speckled one. Now I'll keep my eyes peeled for one like that. It's beautiful. Also, what a great shot of that sweet praying mantis!

Grantham Lynn said...

Oh goodness what a big praying mantis! Beautiful Blues. I have blue enamel I got from my mother. I'll have to share with Sally.
Have a good week.

Linda W. said...

That is one big bug!

Lin Floyd said...

a bug that big on my hat would make me move away fast....

Grantham Lynn said...

Oh I'm not so artistic. I copy a lot. Don't tell. HeHe.
It's more about cheap. I have to come up with what I can do without spending much money. And, I enjoy it so there's that too.
I actually wanted to share today on Blue Monday the crochet I'm working on but didn't get pics yet. The Cowboy suggested we don't do gifts for each other just spend on the kids. He didn't like what I was working on and didn't want one. He's kind 'cute'(he thinks) like that.
Now I know your dyeing to see it. (insert wink)
Have a good week. See you Wednesday.

Mike said...

The mantis looks like it's big enough to grab the hat and take off with it.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Oh, my! Praying Mantis are so creepy! They get huge, too! I think that they are models for alien movies. *shudder* Great capture, though.

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Well, I think the bug green goes well with the blues!

Tom said...

I haven't seen a praying mantis for a long time.

Gosia k said...

wow grasshopper is really big

Gosia k said...

wow grasshopper is really big

William Kendall said...

Quite a critter!

The Yum List said...

That's a mighty big specimen of a praying mantis. Pretty cushion cover too. :-)

Annesphamily said...

Linda Kay, all these blues made me smile! Thank you for sharing and enjoy your week.

carol l mckenna said...

Neat 'bug' ~ great macro!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Beth from VA, . . ."E" said...

oh i have not seen on in years. i saw a walking stick last year i think it was. they are so cool. at 1st i was trying to figure out that i was looking at a hat ... at 1st it was totally confusion from my side. i am with ya now. ha. ha!! i am so glad you got a shot to share with your bloggy friends. have a nice week. ( :

Grantham Lynn said...

I was thinking when I wrote that post I needed a 'Dumpster' label.
I do get some amazing things. Did you see the post about the 8 place setting Noritake dishs complete with serving piece.
They are the exact pattern I already have except they are beige. Which I love.
In a box on the outside of the dumpster!
It appeared 1 plate and bowl had been used. All the other pieces were perfect. Shiny compared to mine which have been used only a few times and never washed in the dishwasher.
Amazing what people throw away or leave behind.
Have a good week. I'll see you Wednesday

Nonnie said...

At first glance, I thought the praying mantis was sitting on a rock! He is big. We see some of those, but more walking sticks, which I think are cool, too. I love the blue pitcher and glasses set.

Far Side of Fifty said...

That is a big bug, we don't have them here only really huge mosquitoes:)

Patricia said...

What a beautiful collection of blue glass you have, and I love that blue patterned mug too. Cobalt blue is a favourite colour of mine!

Hilary said...

wow! now that's a bug!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Love, love, LOVE the blue cut glass pitcher and glass set. Beautiful.

And the mantis?====too big for me. I'd be running from instead of getting a photo. Well, probably snapping a pic then running!!! lol

LV said...

Love all your pretty blues, but really like the glasses and pitcher. Not sure I could have stood that still with the fellow on my head.

DeniseinVA said...

Great photos, loved the one on your hubby's head.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Great photo of the praying mantis! We don't have them here in Washington State. Love all your 'blues' - so pretty! Have a great week! xo Karen

Amy at love made my home said...

Not sure that I would like to have a creature on my hat like that! Your blues are all very pretty, and would only make you smile and never feel blue! xx

Joyful said...

Lovely blues and that praying mantis is huge. Have a wonderful week!

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