The other day I was staring outside my kitchen window just like all the other days, doing another sink of dishes. I had noticed there was something on the louvers, too high for me to clean and so I thought nothing of it again until one morning. When I woke and went to the kitchen I opened the blinds only to discover the miracle of nature. The 'something' on the louvers was a nest of praying mantises hatching before my eyes. I called the girls to come and look, to see them climbing out of their shell, to remember just how wonderful nature can be. By the end of the day they had all gone their own ways out into the big wide world just like my two will do one day. I'm so glad I didn't clean that nest away.