You might remember the picture of a tiny praying mantis that I posted earlier this summer. There have been many other sightings since, maybe of the same mantis, maybe of others. They grew slowly at first, then faster. Now they are big.
A grown Chinese mantis (Tenodera sinensis), looking all inquisitive
I trust this beauty is gobbling up lots of pests and guarding my plants. Though even if she does not, she is always welcome to just hang out in the foliage and enjoy the summer sun.