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”

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  1. Leanne March 27, 2012 at 19:42 #

    Lovely close up shot!
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  2. Iza Trapani March 27, 2012 at 20:13 #

    Great pic! And I love the poem too. May the ladybird bring you lots of luck!

    • Stasha March 28, 2012 at 00:49 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Have to confess I googled to see if you have a verse about ladybird… Maybe your next book 😉

  3. [email protected] Rasler March 27, 2012 at 20:28 #

    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.

  4. Little Nan March 28, 2012 at 02:31 #

    She is gorgeous! I love spotting ladybirds too….a little magical, I think!

    • Stasha March 28, 2012 at 10:49 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Don’t forget to make a wish next time you see one xo

  5. Claire Chadwick March 28, 2012 at 02:58 #

    Oh, this photo is gorgeous. I love ladybirds {ladybugs}. One landed on my white wedding dress just before I walked down the aisle…I took that as a good luck sign :)
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    • Stasha March 28, 2012 at 10:47 #

      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?

  6. Mark March 28, 2012 at 03:18 #

    Twitter: Rsimplelives
    Ah, a sure sign of Spring. I can breathe now.
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  7. [email protected] March 28, 2012 at 04:13 #

    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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    • Stasha March 28, 2012 at 10:35 #

      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…

  8. The Sisterhood March 28, 2012 at 04:55 #

    Twitter: SensibleMoms
    Gorgeous photo as always.
    My master bath must be where ladybirds (love that) come to spend their winter because we are always crawling with them. Ellen
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    • Stasha March 28, 2012 at 10:33 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Guess your master bath is one lucky place 😉

  9. My Inner Chick March 28, 2012 at 06:06 #

    Twitter: krrobi
    I love Lady Bugs :)

    Are you from Europe, Stasha? You call them Lady Birds.

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    • Stasha March 28, 2012 at 10:32 #

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

  10. [email protected] March 28, 2012 at 06:55 #

    Ah, lovely way to start my day…and lucky too since it’s a lady bug! (love that you call them lady birds)
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    • Stasha March 28, 2012 at 10:29 #

      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 :)

  11. Ally March 28, 2012 at 07:12 #

    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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    • Stasha March 28, 2012 at 10:28 #

      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…

  12. Twisted Domestic Goddess March 28, 2012 at 07:23 #

    Awww Kenna saw the first robin the other day we all got excited and then of course it snowed the next day!
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    • Stasha March 28, 2012 at 10:22 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      There is that too :) Pacific NW is quirky for sure..

  13. jen March 28, 2012 at 08:00 #

    Love the picture of your little bugger!
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    • Stasha March 28, 2012 at 10:24 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Not all crawlies are creepy, right?

  14. Bits of Bee March 28, 2012 at 08:43 #

    Twitter: Bitsofbee
    As always, a most lovely photo by miss photographer extraordinaire! And I love that poem, it’s so sweet!
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    • Stasha March 28, 2012 at 10:17 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank you Bee xo

  15. Deirdre March 28, 2012 at 09:36 #

    Twitter: ladiesholiday
    hints and whispers of warmer weather.
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  16. Natalie March 28, 2012 at 09:42 #

    Twitter: sfos_blog
    Awww this means you will have good luck!!

    • Stasha March 28, 2012 at 10:01 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Sending loads your way too :)

      • Natalie March 28, 2012 at 10:10 #

        Twitter: sfos_blog
        Thank you so much my dear!!! xoxo
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  17. Melissa March 28, 2012 at 11:36 #

    This ladybird reminds us that summer is coming) Let’s wait)
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  18. Kim Pugliano March 28, 2012 at 13:37 #

    Twitter: GisSilent
    I’ve never heard it called a ladybird before. Love it! Oh Stasha, I so love your pictures!!!
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  19. Theresa Sonoda March 28, 2012 at 15:54 #

    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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    • Stasha March 28, 2012 at 18:06 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Bet you make a smashing bug!!

  20. Recovering Supermom March 28, 2012 at 17:23 #

    “A tiny dot-to-dot delight.” I love that line! And great picture. A lovely sign of the hope of spring. :)
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  21. June @mamawearpapashirt March 29, 2012 at 06:48 #

    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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  22. Leighann April 1, 2012 at 10:59 #

    That’s amazing!!
    So close up.
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