Monday, January 2, 2012

Good Beginnings


With a sudden rise in temperature, we thought a New Year's dinner in the garden was a good way to start off the year. We weren't the only ones who liked the idea; right after we sat down we spotted an unexpected guest:


My mom believed a praying mantis was a good luck sign. At least I know it's good luck for the garden. We named him Champollion. He's been spotted a few times already hanging about the yard, so he may as well have a name.

So begins another year. Enjoy all the good things you can!

9 comments:

Rena said...

Sweet! He knew a good thing when he saw it. Happy New Year, Adrienne!

Kelly Polark said...

A wonderful omen for the new year!!!
Hope it's a great one, Adrienne!

Ara Burklund said...

Happy new year, Adrienne! What a great idea--your table looks beautiful, too! No wonder your new friend couldn't stay away. : )

Bish Denham said...

Gorgeous table! Lovely mantis! How now that she has taken up residence in your garden. You are blessed indeed. Happy New Year!

Kim Kasch said...

We had walking sticks that looked like this.

Happy 2012!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

What a cool thing to discover! I bet that mantis IS good luck!

ICQB said...

Happy New Year to you, Adrienne! I hope little Champollion brings you all kinds of the best luck in the year to come!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

What a great story! They are such regal insects.

Happy New Year, Adrienne!

sruble said...

Adrienne, Happy New Year (a little late)! I hope your new mantis brings you luck in 2012, or at least enjoys the garden.