how about now? in this picture you might also see last year's miracle. do you need a clue?
here is closer view...
it is the egg case of a praying mantis, attached to this branch in the fall by the mother who will never see her offspring. the egg case will release its nymphs in late spring, 100's upon 100's of them dropping out on thin silky threads. the wind will send them on their way.
everyday gift: another miracle in God's creation