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Summery Midweek Moments from both of us today:

I took this photo of a frangipani in our pool. The flower was already struggling in the heat and chlorinated water, but I still liked the photo. Maybe it’s the detail: the colour of the petals, the tiny water droplets, the glint of the sunlight, and my camera even managed to capture the lip of water around each petal as it broke the surface.

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When Monique’s husband went out to collect their morning paper, this not-so-little praying mantis dropped from the roof and landed next to his foot. Monique said she would have screamed, but her husband was very calm. She managed to get up close and personal with him, and found him curious and alert, even though she was only centimetres from his face.

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Midweek Moment is a weekly photographic project in which Monique Mulligan and I team up to share our favourite photos on our websites. It’s a way of stretching ourselves creatively and a nice distraction from writing. Click here for more of our Moments.

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