Ladybug in the afternoon.

Four in the afternoon is a more pleasant time to take a walk in this season. It’s hard to stop whatever project I’ve gained some momentum on, but I was craving the outing…


…and that means I have established a good habit, which I consider a miracle.

It had been a few days since I had been on the creek path, enough time for more colors to appear, or to fade. The fennel has faded, even while its seeds are ripening.


While I was admiring the turning leaves, I spied a ladybug who had the same impulse as I, to catch the warm rays on its back.


13 thoughts on “Ladybug in the afternoon.

  1. I love this! It’s only been in the past year that I learned from the bug people that lady bugs are actually beetles, and that some of them have names derived from the number of spots they carry. It’s just occurred to me: some people call that cute little VW car a bug, and some call it a beetle.

    A side note from my latest digs: the bed and breakfast where I’m staying now for three nights is an older, lovely home. Above the light switch in my room, there’s a beautiful worked-metal icon of the Virgin. When I saw it, I thought of you. Whether the family is Catholic or Orthodox I don’t know, but it still was nice to see the icon.


  2. Have been reading all your posts and enjoying your autumn with you, albeit virtually. The ladybug picture is wonderful, and she even has a shadow under her. No matter how minute we are, God’s sun shines on us all.


  3. It looks so nice out there in the sunshine and nature. I have such a nice trail nearby, but I think I take it for granted. Happy walking!


  4. Beautiful sequence of images. They bring to mind Wordsworth’s poem that starts off, “I Wandered lonely as a cloud” –and ends four stanzas later, “And then my heart with pleasure fills / And dances with the daffodils.”

    I didn’t get to take that walk, then or now, but still . . . it’s wonderful how technology can capture and pass on important small moments!


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