Wordless Wednesday

First ladybird of the year. Spotted last Thursday by my son.

and then, she {snapped}

The Ladybug wears no disguises.
She is just what she advertises.
A speckled spectacle of spring,
A fashion statement on the wing….
A miniature orange kite.
A tiny dot-to-dot delight.

J. Patrick Lewis, “The Little Buggers”

36 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday”

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Have to confess I googled to see if you have a verse about ladybird… Maybe your next book πŸ˜‰

  1. Twitter: teamrasler
    Good eye, little J! We just saw our first at the park last week, and this little 3-year-old girl scooped it right up and was SO excited. It was impossible not to feel the joy of spring.

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      One landed on my golf ball in the middle of the desert. I made a wish and she flew away. Next day I got pregnant… Who knows right?

  2. Twitter: bestillaminute
    I found crawling on me inside my shirt the other day and carefully got her out and my husband took her outside. And then we talked about why it is that everyone loves ladybugs and not most other bugs. Because if that had been any other kind of bug or heaven forbid, a spider?! I would have lost my mind.

    Lovely photo.
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    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      That is so true. Imagine the black widow crawling down you shirt. Yikes!!
      I don’t mind any bugs but mosquitoes. I still wonder what their purpose is in the food chain except eliminating humans…

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Yep. I was born in Slovenia and everyone says I have a british accent. Except for the Brits πŸ™‚

    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Funny I never realized until I met my husband that they are called ladybugs in US. Either or they are the cutest ladybugs πŸ™‚

  3. Twitter: normalmomally
    Nice close up shot!
    From the first time the sun shines in January, they are attracted to the light colored siding of our house, which gets warm in the sun. (I know, we don’t get much, but a little is all it takes) They get under there, then into the window frames and into the house where it’s toasty warm. I spend the first few months of the year scooping them up and putting them back outside. I’m convinced they laugh at me and just come right back in! But they are good for my garden, so I want to keep them around!
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    1. Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I like those little red ladies too and they are great for our garden. But my friend stayed in a hotel once at a horse show and hundreds of them crawled through the A/C and I can see how that would scare someone for life. Cute or not…

  4. Twitter: tsonoda
    Fabulous photo! I once went as a ladybug for a Halloween party. I was NOT as cute as the one in your picture. And? I kept falling of the freaking wall. It was just embarrassing is what it was. The next year I wore camouflage and stayed close to the floor. MUCH safer.
    Sorry for the long-winded story. What can I say. Your photos inspire me.
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  5. Twitter: Yjune
    We spotted a ladybug just downstairs where we live, and the toddler was fascinated. I guess we don’t get to see them much in urban Singapore. BTW I never know if it’s ladybird or ladybug!
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