Peevish Pen

Ruminations on reading, writing, rural living, retirement, aging—and sometimes cats. And maybe a border collie or other critters.

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I'm an elderly retired teacher who writes. Among my books are Ferradiddledumday (Appalachian version of the Rumpelstiltskin story), Stuck (middle grade paranormal novel), Patches on the Same Quilt (novel set in Franklin County, VA), Them That Go (an Appalachian novel), and several Kindle ebooks.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

What do you see?

Do you see the Japanese beetle on the purple coneflower? Do you see the butterfly clinging to a leaf?

Look again. The leaf looks a bit strange, doesn't it?

What looks like a leaf is a praying mantis who is eating the butterfly. The mantis's jaws are on the butterfly's thorax. Adjust your vision slightly—then you'll see.

Things are not always what they seem at first glance.

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