When I first spotted this Praying Mantis on my rose bush it was wrestling with a large bee - a great photo opportunity I thought, however by the time I returned with my camera, the bee had escaped, and avoided being eaten for lunch.
Another glorious Autumn day here, spent lazing around and reading my latest book - Stitch Dissolve Distort by Valerie Campbell and Maggie Grey. In January I helped friends decorate for a wedding held on a large stud farm near here, and was asked to nominate a book as a thank you gift. It is full of wonderful ideas, photos, information and techniques. Can't wait to try some.