This long holiday weekend brought me home to my garden and as it turns out, I had a visitor. My dad was hosing the plants because they were in some desperate need of water. He noticed a fairly large insect climbing on the tomato plants. He started yelling for me to come take a look. I couldn't believe my eyes; a praying mantis swiveled its head around to see what I was up to. I didn't bring my camera home this weekend so I had to quickly find my mom's camera and take a few pictures of this guy (or girl).
Click on these pictures to make them larger. You can really see some intricate details on the praying mantis.
He (or she) eventually mad his (or her) way over to the grapes.