Wednesday, April 03, 2013

L is for Ladybug

L is for Ladybug.

I like ladybugs. They are my favorite insect. Some of my friends find ladybugs to be an annoyance. They say ladybugs smell funny and they bite. I guess they do bite occasionally, and maybe they have a peculiar odor, but they are still the prettiest bug around. I find them cheery and entertaining, even in mass quantities. I have often thought about building a Ladybug House, but so far it hasn't happened. I let them live in my daughter's playhouse instead. They seem to like it there.

Last year I captured a ladybug exploring my milkweed stalks and blossoms. They move fast so I had to be quick with the camera. And, I have even been known to rescue one from certain death in banana bread batter. (Maybe you heard that story...)

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16 comments:

  1. Do you know this nursery rhyme? It's from England:


    Ladybird, ladybird fly away home,
    Your house is on fire and your children are gone,
    All except one,
    And her name is Ann,
    And she hid under the baking pan.

    I also love these ladybugs! Thanks for taking part in the ABC on Wednesday meme.
    Wil, ABCW Team.

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    1. Oh, yes! I do know that one. As a child I thought it terribly sad.

      These photos make me smile.

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  2. There were a few ladybugs in our work cafeteria last week. Odd
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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    1. Maybe they are hoping for spring too.

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  3. They are just so darn cute!!
    Ann

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  4. Love your ladybugs! A great L word!

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  5. As a kid I used to hold them and watch them crawl all over my hands. Love them and wasn't aware that they could bite.
    Great capture on the milkweed.

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    1. They don't bite often. I still like to let them crawl around in my hand. :)

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  6. Beautiful ladybug photos!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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    1. Thank you, Lea.
      You have a wonderful day too!
      :0)

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  7. I agree...I think they are charming instead of creepy like other insects! Lovely photos!

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    1. Thank you. I am looking forward to the return of the ladybugs. :)

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  8. Something I've pondered for a while - we rescue ladybugs, but so many other bugs make us squirm. I spent a while this summer rescuing some from the pool we were at. All because they are pretty. I think it's an interesting reflection, because it's kind of what we/the media/society do with people. The beautiful people are forgiven much and rescued. The less so make us squirm, and we leave them to sort out their own problems.

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    1. Yes, that is so very true. It is often easier to love the beautiful, but with Jesus we can love even the unlovely.

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