Lots of praying mantises today. This one had a hold on a hummingbird before Mrs J, hearing a small commotion in the bush, reached in to rescue it. She said she thought it was hung in a spiderweb at first and only saw the mantis when the bird’s foot didn’t come clear.This fellow is in the coleus but isn’t the same one from the other day. That one had green eyes. I’m not sure if mantises can change colors, a quick search found answers all over the map. Some said yes, some no, and a few were firmly in the sometimes camp.I’m pretty sure this one is the same one from before. He is in a green coleus right next to the vari-colored one, both of them in pots Mrs J has set in the shade of a small crabapple tree.My habaneros are loving this August heat. I picked this bush once already and there are as many ripe now as before. These are more than I will use. Need any?We’re loving the big slicer tomatoes the garden is producing. They are perfect for BLTs, or BELTs, as is the case here.Toby is still not sure I won’t do something to him he won’t like. Ginger plays with him quite a bit and Toby doesn’t seem to mind, but let Homer come by and there will be trouble. Toby has taken a serious dislike to that boy and we’ve had to separate them lest fur fly and the dogs become fearful for their own safety.I’ll close with a few more sammiches. I fired up the panini press for this reuben and all the cheese ran out. The pickle is a bread and butter spear. Tasty!Last is a mushroom Swiss burger. I sauteed some brown buttons in butter and olive oil, added beef stock with cornstarch for a thickener, and ladled them all over the cheese covered patty. It’s a classic burger recipe, and for good reason.