الجمعة، 31 يوليو، 2009

Praying Mantis


من اليسار إلى اليمينThe praying mantis my friend is a carnivorous insect that takes up a deceptively humble posture when it is searching for food. When at rest, the mantis' front forelegs are held up together in a posture that looks like its praying. These front legs are equipped with rows of sharp spines used to grasp its prey. They wait unmoving and are almost invisible on a leaf or a stem, ready to catch any insect that passes. When potential prey comes close enough, the mantis thrusts its pincher-like forelegs forward to catch it. The prey probably won't escape because the forelegs are so strong and armed with overlapping spines.


The mantis bites the neck of its prey to paralyse it and begins to devour it. The mantis almost always starts eating the insect while it's still alive, and almost always starts eating from the insect's neck. This way, the mantis makes sure that the insect's struggle stops quickly. Praying mantises eat insects and other invertebrates such as other mantises, beetles, butterflies, crickets, grasshoppers, and even spiders. The praying mantises also eat vertebrates such as small tree frogs, lizards, mice and hummingbirds. Praying mantises can resemble flowers.

Salam,

Cherine


الأربعاء، 29 يوليو، 2009

Every day is a good day



Just being alive is a bliss..Just being able to breathe..Just being able to taste the water..Just being able to see green trees and gardens..Just being able to smile to some friend or some stranger..Just being able to pray and to know that God hears you and sees you..Just being able to touch your loved one..Just being able to meet fine people who make your spirit high..Just being able to heal the wounds of others..and to be yourself in doing so..All these are reasons to welcome your life..and to welcome every new day with a new song and a new prayer..


كل الحب الى الإخوة : أحمد صلاح .. محمود عبد المنعم .. محمود غربى .. محمود حسبو .. محمد فاروق .. محمد رسمى .. أحمد محمود خلف .. سيد موسى .. مدحت حشمت .. أحمد بغدادى .. أحمد أكرم .. مدثر .. إسلام هاشم .. عبد العزيز حسانين .. محمد جمعة .. إسلام علام .. هشام .. شادى .. د. الطيب إدريس .. د. محمد على


Much Love ,


Cherine