Praying mantises are common here in the Ouachitas. Adults reach 5 inches in length. This one has a couple inches to go.

ALMOST THERE — Young mantis works his way to the top of a weed.
CHECK ME OUT — Mantis makes his or her way up to the top.
TOP OF MY GAME — Made it.

Reflections of growth of all sorts:
Great fungus
http://skfjrifnd.wordpress.com/2012/08/05/weekly-photo-challenge-growth/

Who doesn’t like new beginnings?
Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth, Take Three

A lovely “time lapse” of growth
http://cobbies69.wordpress.com/2012/08/05/weekly-photo-challenge-growth/

Up close and personal with a succulent
http://ateliermadman.com/2012/08/05/photographie-weekly-challenge-2012-26/

Almost too big
http://rutheh.com/2012/08/05/weekly-photo-challenge-growth/

Pussywillow
http://imagesbymadelainecappuccio.wordpress.com/2012/08/04/weekly-photo-challenge-growth/

Back to school
http://implicado.wordpress.com/2012/08/04/weekly-photo-challenge-growth/

The measure of growth
http://vastlycurious.com/2012/08/04/weekly-challenge-growth-of-three-children-over-27-years/

and the main page:
http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/08/03/weekly-photo-challenge-growth/

30 thoughts on “Weekly photo challenge: Growth

  1. You’ve got a really nice blog here, great photos and interesting subjects. I used to drive through Arkansas going from Texas to the northeast and loved going through Arkansas. More than once I went through the eastern portion early in the morning when semis were slumbering in herds on the roadside, and watched the crop dusters stunt flying as I drove through.

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