1. Our resident monster praying mantis made an appearance today. Sometimes on the window screen, sometimes on the steps or among the bushes. This creepy, alien looking insect fascinates us by the way it turns its head with human-like movements.
2. Cauliflower sprinkled with olive oil, salt and pepper and roasted to perfection.
3. The landscape was crisp and frosted this morning. Henri-the-Schnoodle took me outside at 6:00am while it was still pitch dark. The stars were thick in the black sky and I was dizzy trying to focus my eyes on the depth of it all.