Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Ladybugs! Ladybugs! Ladybugs!

My blog and garden are getting some much needed attention, and with work and life being sort of crazy I haven't made much time for my own writing.  Hopefully that will change soon, but in the meantime, here are some happy thoughts from our garden.

We love ladybugs!

I mean what's not to love? They are bright and cheerful, beneficial to the garden, and in many cultures, they are considered lucky and even a bit spiritual.  This spring we have seen so many beautiful ladybugs.  The kids and I see at least one a day...

sometimes more. 

A few years ago, Nana gave Lily a ladybug ornament for her garden and although it's in need of a spruce up in the paint department, it still sits in our garden reminding of us of Nana.

Not only do we see ladybugs, but they seem to love my kids. They are perfectly content to hang out in the palm of Lily's hand while she counts their spots, or on Jasper's arm, tickling him into giggles.  We've even seen a few with no spots, something I've never seen before.

Jasper even tried to eat one...he didn't like it. Of course I was laughing too hard, as he spit it out, to get it on camera!

I'm not a religious person, but I believe in signs, in ritual, in nature, and I like to think the ladybugs in our garden are my mom, Nana, looking down on us.  At the least, we see a ladybug every day and we think of all the fun we had with Nana in our garden.


  1. Michelle Lorenz OdellJune 5, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    Beautiful :) I'm sure those are sent from your mom during the spring season...
    "Lovely little ladybug
    sent from heaven above
    please watch over my garden
    and fill it up with love." ~ Unknown

    1. Michelle, I love that poem and I've never seen it before. Thank you so much!!!

  2. Sara your blog, garden, and children are delightful! Hug Lily for me!

    1. Amie! I will hug her. She and Jasper just got home this week, sooooo good to have them home.

  3. Sara! I am so enjoying Sprout: your comments, your photographs, your themes, and your darling kids!!! Thank you.

    1. Katie, Hi!! I'm so bad about realizing when I have comments on here!!! How are you? I hope you had a brilliant summer!!!