When I think of Washington, the state, I think of mountains, trees and rain. A recent trip out there revealed that I was way off in my prediction. Dry desert conditions are the norm on the western side. Exactly the habitat for this little creature. It's called a Praying Mantis. The cool thing about this little bugger is how they change their colors to match their surroundings. Similar to a chameleon. I didn't know this before, but I do now. Accidentally, I stumbled on a cool photo op. I hope you enjoy it!