This is the first one I saw, on the gate to our garden.
This guy (girl?) was hanging out in the asparagus.
We have a bunch of mantids in our garden every year - this year they seemed to expand to other parts of the yard, but all the photos I took were in the vegetable garden.
It's a Darwinian garden. Every year we start out with hundreds of little itty bitty baby mantids, and by the end of the summer, we're down to about 6 or 7 territories. Somehow, I think we'll have babies next year as well.