Happy Monday Beautiful People!
For my friends in the US…how are you staying cool?
Wowza, it’s been a tad toasty lately! And while I’m not a diva in many respects, heat and sweat are up there with my least favorite things! Which makes my marriage interesting as Terry loves nothing more than a 95° with 95% humidity…suffice it to say we have battles over the thermostat.
Hope the image from last winter’s snow helps cool you down! ❄❄❄❄
Ok, back to summer.
If I had an insect crush, it would most definitely be the praying mantis! I found this little teenager-size praying mantis on our screened porch this week and relocated him to my herb garden. But here’s a question for anyone who can answer this for me…my rosemary has spider mites (so what’s new!) and I had been spraying it with neem oil to keep them at bay. BUT…now I am hesitant to spray if the praying mantis might be there…does anyone know definitively if neem oil will harm a praying mantis?
Fun Fact: You can tell the difference between a male and female praying mantis by counting the segments on their body…females have 6 and males have 8. Want more praying mantis facts?
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Finished A Visit From the Goon Squad and enjoyed the ‘off-beat’ness of it. Just started Don’t Let’s Go To The Dogs Tonight which is a non-fictional account of the life of the author growing up in Africa.
My daughter and I are having a debate about semi-colons; she claims that they are not acceptable in formal writing while I rather like a semi-colon and think, when used properly, they are fine. Where do you stand on semi-colons?
Well, I have a whole slew of projects I’m working on today…hoping for a productive day.
Hope your week is wonderful my friends.
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