February 12, 2016

Ladybug, Stone, Shadow
Ladybug, Stone, Shadow

Maybe she was challenged to climb the big mountain.  Maybe she had to see what’s on the other side.  Maybe it was just there.  Maybe she knew it would get her on the Internet.  Maybe she went rock climbing every day.  Maybe she’s not a ‘she?’  Are ladybugs female?

My mother loved ladybugs.  They are certainly appealing.  This one doesn’t seem to have spots.  Is she still a ladybug?  Off to Google I go!

Nope, they don’t have to have spots.  They are beetles and they eat aphids and there are apparently males and females.  So.

4 thoughts on “February 12, 2016”

  1. My mom loved ladybugs, too. Her camp name in Girl Scouts was even “Ladybug”! And the girls in her troop called my dad, “Mr. Ladybug”. This is bringing back such good memories. But I also like your picture and your wonderings. 🙂

  2. A wonderful picture. The repeated oval-ish shapes are very pleasing, as is the red spot in the otherwise neutral palette. Feeling a little frustrated, though, that the top of the rock got cut off (but only a little).

    1. Bothers me, too. Just now, I looked, and I hoped it was a bad crop, but it was a moving beetle, and that was the best I could do. It was heading for the under surface of the stone. I turned the photo 90 degrees and didn’t even notice it when I posted it. Usually a pet peeve of mine…

      1. Understood. I figured that was what was going on. That sometimes happens to me when I am in the moment, too. Nothing to do then but snap the fingers and say, “Oh, well.” It’s still a wonderful image.

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