Saturday, March 19, 2016

# 1 Ladybug

“The thing about exploring is that you have to know whether the thing you've found is worth finding. Some things are just sitting there, minding their own business, waiting to be discovered. Like America. And other things are probably better off left alone. Like a dead mouse at the back of the cupboard.” 
― John BoyneThe Boy in the Striped Pajamas

It's funny and strange...You just finish reading a book and when you are up and about certain visions take you back to those words...
i love being on my own along with my companions...those which do not speak my language and yet converse with me...teaching me...showing me what i have missed during my 51 years of existence on this earth...
Feel rather rich even when i realize that this knowing may not be a quantum leap but just a tiny hint of the entire secret to be unfolded...

# 1. As brilliant as a jewel- The ladybugs
Now apart from knowing from my personal reading of them that not only are they good bugs that control pests,  i am rather thrilled to see that this brilliant as a jewel is like a cute space ship. Hidden wings inside the bright and spotted domes that automatically come out when it's time to take flight...

As a kid i was fascinated by those books in the school library. Hardcover Ladybird story books with it's closed wing ladybird logo. Did i know then that today would be that day when i shall have time and the inclination to watch intently one for real. Of course apart from loving the smell of those books and admiring the print what to talk of the stories i also thought then that The Ladybird was a beautiful insect that was found in the gardens of England. And those gardens were often frequented by gnomes, fairies and pixies...when people were deep in their slumber swimming in their dream river... 
Cannot say if i was better then when i had such fantastic thoughts or i am now to see this as a really cute tiny brightly colored spaceship with it's automatic mechanisms. To some with whom i share my findings i might apparently appear to be having some knowledge. Because some are not aware that the ladybug is also a Samaritan of some sort for the garden. As helpful as the natural tillers of the soil- The Earthworms.
 "Ladybugs control pests that pester your plants. Definitely a good bug to have. They are capable of consuming up to 60 aphids per day, but will also eat a variety of other insects and larvae including scales, mealy bugs, leaf hoppers, mites, and various types of soft-bodied insects.They may be white, yellow, pink, orange, red or black, and usually have spots.''
Would like to conclude my post with yet another from the same book...
“Just because a man glances up at the sky at night does not make him an astronomer, you know.” 
― John BoyneThe Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Will be back with #2...because i have more to share...


  1. :) beautiful pictures

    brings memories of childhood when we would run behind to catch them and then watch then open their wings to fly offf...


    1. :) nice of you to echo the refrains of times we once had...thank you so much for stopping by.
      Have been gone for sometime but I hope I soon find that will to share once again. Do excuse me on being tardy.

  2. The lady bug is literally dancing on the flower for you :-)

    1. So nice of you to say that. Thank you for stopping by on my blog. Apologies on the late reply.

  3. Even I loved the Ladybird books when I was a kid & I still do!
    Lovely pics as usual :)

    1. Thank you for appreciating. Feels grt to know that someone likes my pictures and someone shares the same likes.
      Will visit you soon on ur page.:)