The Deadliest Ornament

1 December 2014 8 Comments Home » Insects etc.

The deadliest ornament waits for the holidays,
filling stockings with dry leaves
and wild hurricanes.

A praying mantis fills stockings with dry leaves and wild hurricanes.

Chinese mantis | Tenodera aridifolia sinensis


  • Pete on Facebook said:

    What a Kojaesque image!

  • Diane said:

    “Praying Mantis” for one of the holiest of holidays??
    Nice capture!…

  • Rick said:

    Thanks Diane. Check your tree.

  • Laurie on Flickr said:

    I just watched a video on praying mantis, so now I know exactly what your title is about. Lovely image you have created here.

  • Connie on G+ said:

    Really great! Fine work of art. Thanks so much!

  • Meighen on Facebook said:

    Tim Burton would be impressed!

  • Mark on G+ said:

    Fantastic. 😀

  • Thomas on G+ said:

    Wonderful and breathtaking work here …

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