Be Forewarned, I am a Fey and Quixotic Creative Writer

Be Forewarned, I am a Fey and Quixotic Creative Writer
And in the End was the Word, Amy's Word

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Lady Bugs to the Rescue!

Did you ever wonder why a Lady Bug is called a Lady Bug?  From what I have researched they are named for Our Lady, that is the Virgin Mary.  Apparently crops were suffering from an infestation of aphids.  The people prayed fervently to the Virgin and a plattoon of bugs arrived to save the crop and fill their bellies with aphids.  The bugs were the little red spotted beetle, now known as the Lady bug.  I was ill in 2013 (mentally disturbed) and I prayed for help.  I painted lady bugs on my back door moulding.  They were about 1-2 inches big.  I searched my photos as I thought I had taken a picture, but I could not find them.

But what is amusing is that here in my new home I have 3 little lady bugs that have joined me in the dead of winter.

this photo needs to be rotated.

these little buddies hang around the kitchen sink.    The green is some pottery I made.  It has a little rubber lady bug.

These little guys and galls have come to keep me company!

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