Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Chilly ladybug

The afternoon had been warm, but as the sun set, the temperature dropped to near freezing again. On an old cottonwood, covered with lichens and mosses, we found a ladybug, sound asleep.

Sunny colours, but no warmth there.

She had probably come out of hiding, deceived into thinking it's spring by the sushine, and been caught by surprise out in the open. She woke up in a warm car, and now is happily exploring a bunch of leaves on my desk.

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3 comments:

Powell River Books said...

I swear I heard a robin yesterday morning. But maybe it was wishful thinking. - Margy

Susannah (Wanderin' Weeta) said...

I think you did hear one. We saw three, today.

Jenn Jilks said...

We've had a couple about sleeping, too!
Bizarre weather....
Cheers from Cottage Country!