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Friday, 20 August 2010

Sometimes it's the little things...


I was going to mow the front lawn yesterday. It's usually not a long job, as the grass is quite thin. Well, you know. Not dense with lots of weeds and moss (like out back!)
But I was held up again and again - BY LADYBIRDS!!!!!
I'm happy to report that these are the genuine, British, 7-spot ladybirds, none of the dreadful harlequin breed that's coming over from the continent and threatening our lot! No, no no. You'll be pleased to hear the 7-spots are alive and well and currently holding a rave on my front lawn, flower beds, shrubs,weeds, in fact any where I looked to do some trimming or pruning.
In the end I mowed a wee bit in the middle, but kept stopping to move them onto flowers in 5s and 6s.... they made me smile. They are very welcome here :) I lefty most of everything alone. Deadheaded some flowers, watered some casualites. Then left quietly. Don't want to disturb them.It was great fun, like walking in on someone else's play time.

Sometimes it's the little things that save you!

10 comments:

mrsnesbitt said...

Ladybird, ladybird where have you been?
I have been to London to see the Queen!

Memories xxx

CherryPie said...

That is sooo sweet :-) Thank you :-)

Angel and Kirby said...

They are so much fun to watch. Peaceful!

Feronia said...

So very true :) I *love* ladybirds. We have both them and harlequins here.

Hammie en Gea said...

Hello Helena,

Thanks for your comment! Always happy to see some ladybugs! I started my collection (did you see that in the sidebar of Hammie's blog?) when a ladybird landed on my weddingdress 15 years ago. Here in Holland we say that it brings good luck to the marriage when a ladybug lands on your dress. That's when I started to get ladybug presents from our friends and now I also buy new ladybug things myself. At my photo blog I also have some ladybug pictures from the ones in our garden. In Dutch ladybug is lieveheersbeestje that would be translated in Dear (lieve) God's (Heers) beastie/little animal (beestje).

Bye,

Gea (and Hammie asked to say hello to Dilly and Bob ;-)!!)

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Ahhh what sweet pictures of the peaceful garden visitors. They make me smile as I think of my childhood. In Germany we had Ladybugs the size of my fingernails! Oh they were big and looked so pretty on the white Queen Ann's Lace caps....
each day brings us little wonders.
We are so sad to hear about Pepe...your Dad must be so heartbroken. How could this happen?
Soft hugs from the cozy cottage...XOXOXO

Found art blog said...

I like seeing the little things too - they always cheer me up the most!

Calamity Jane said...

A lorra lorra ladybirds ... lucky you! xoxox

Julie said...

I like it! Ladybird playtime :))

Stardust said...

SOOOO CUTE! Your garden is just lucky to have them!

Thank you for this one. It makes my day. =)