We've settled into our new house and are definitely getting used to new critters that can be found in and around our home. This is the second Praying Mantis that we've seen and this time I had my camera handy. Definitely got some great photos but I need to invest in a macro lens!
Our dog has gotten better and better off leash over the past year. We've worked hard to get her to where she is now and she can roam free with no major issues. These photos are from a nice afternoon before it gets far too hot in SoCal.