Once the morning walkabout is over I check through to see if there have been any comments left overnight. What a delight to find amongst them this lovely poem left by Glo of Porcelain Rose. I had a quick look round for some free graphics to illustrate it and reproduce the poem here for all to enjoy.
A ladybird with seven spots
alit upon a window pane.
In warning coat of red with dots,
it did its best to entertain.
By staying put, it caught the eye
of someone heating up a pot.
John hoped it wouldn’t up and fly
before he focused in, and shot.
The ladybird obliged him well
enduring photos, in and out.
Perhaps just resting for a spell
is what a ladybird’s about.
So busy eating garden pests -
5,000 aphids in a year!-
A high-ish number to digest,
although they seem to reappear!
A ladybird needs some defense
to propagate 2000 eggs!
This beetle’s predator would sense
A foul-ish smell on oily legs ~
But luckily, John was no threat.
He watches nature do her thing,
and waits for lunch. The timer’s set…
At last … the microwave goes ‘PING’.
A big Thank You Glo. That really did start my day with a smile.
These and more ladybird graphics can be found here.
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