Friday, June 11, 2010

Gold in my Garden - June 2010


My garden is only partly about the flowers that grow in it, although I do love them. It's the place that I go at the end of my studio day - and sometimes right in the middle of it - to sit, to dig, to explore, and to observe. Insects fascinate me and I'm keeping my eye on a cluster of golden eggs that are sitting on a tall Spiderwort leaf.

I'm not sure what they'll hatch into, but after searching images on the internet, I think they'll be Ladybeetles. It's always a great treat to find them just as their wings harden and they fly for the very first time.



Ladybug! Ladybug!
Fly away home.
Your house is on fire.
And your children all gone.

All except one,
And that's little Ann,
For she crept under
The frying pan.

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6 Comments:

Blogger Walk in the Woods said...

I relate to your relationship with the garden. And I must say - I'm impressed - ladybugs are usually quite camera shy!

June 16, 2010 at 5:24 PM  
Blogger Linda Ellett said...

Thanks for your comments! I do love to inspect the bugs in my garden!

June 22, 2010 at 7:09 PM  
Blogger Carapace said...

Hurrah for the ladybugs! I can't say I've ever found them shy..

Found your blog through your giveaway, and the first thing I see is this post about my beloved exoskeleton beauties! But is that lovely purple flower the spiderwort? They're all over here! It really needs a better name...Ladybugbloom?

June 24, 2010 at 7:08 AM  
Blogger Linda Ellett said...

HI Carapace! Yes, the purple is the spiderwort plant - but it's commonly know as Job's Tears, but I think I'll call it Ladybugbloom for now on!! Good luck in the give-away!

June 24, 2010 at 9:34 AM  
Blogger Samy said...

What a lovely ladybug ^_^

July 17, 2010 at 11:32 PM  
Blogger Linda Ellett said...

I love to find them still golden, and watch them fly as their sunset orange coat appears.

July 18, 2010 at 9:23 AM  

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