Yesterday evening, mamajenzie stopped by to tell me she couldn't resist my manly charms any longer, and while we were outside, I spotted this little guy hanging out on one of my flowerpots.
I'm pretty sure it's a praying mantis:
I've never seen one live before, and I didn't know that we had them in Minnesota. I've just always thought of them as exotic. This one's pretty small, maybe two inches long, and a really bright green.
It felt like good luck.