Turning over a new leaf

I was going to write a post with this title for New Year’s Day, playing on the New Year / New Leaf association by literally turning over leaves and showing what was underneath them.¬†However, someone or something else intervened. The site crashed – I think it was hacked – on the New Year weekend and it took a few days to get it up again. (I think it is all back to normal now, but please do let me know if you spot any problems.) Meanwhile, however, most of the intended ‘New Leaf’ pics are already on my Flickr photostream, so I’ll just give you another photo of the odd mantis I described here a week ago. I turned over a leaf and saw the light shining through both leaf and mantis … but I had fun exaggerating the x-ray effect.

False-colour image of mantis
Neomantis in a new light

May 2012 be peaceful and happy for my readers and the wider world.

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