Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Ladybird Beetles

We always called these Ladybugs, but have found out the correct name is Ladybird Beetles. There are 350 species in the United States.

I went outside during a break in the rain yesterday (no photos today, it is pouring the rain) and was trying to get photos of my iris blooms. Not sure how they are blooming in all the rain, but they are gorgeous this year. Looked down and saw the Ladybug on the ground, so I picked it up and placed it on the iris.

The wind was blowing (bringing in more rain) and the first photo is not quite as sharp as I would have liked. Snapped the 2 photo, and then the Ladybug was blown to the ground. Didn't even see where it went, photo session over.
My 15 month old grandson is here today, while his mother goes to Bible study, and he is suppose to be taking a nap right now. Know how hard it is for a Granny to let him sleep while he is here? Specially when he doesn't want to. I decided to get this post ready so I could TRY to ignore him for a few minutes. It hasn't worked very well, and I am going to get him to play for a while. When Mason is here I don't even care that it is raining, yet again!
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13 comments:

Mildred said...

I love the lady bug against that pale lavender. Have fun with that grandson this morning!

Darla said...

Good choice of color here! I would be playing with that cutie too!

Mary C said...

There's something about that color combo between the iris and the lady bug. I'm glad you are at least able to run outside and get a few shots before it starts raining again. I sure hope you will at least have a drier weekend.

Denise said...

I love the lavender background for the ladybug/bird. Over the pond we always knew them as ladybirds and I always loved them. It's been raining up here for a few days now. We seem to have a break but rain is expected for another few days yet, 80 percent precipitation today and it gets lower over the next few days.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The ladybug on the Iris is perfect.As for that Grandson,enjoy him,he will sleep once he is tired enough :)Grandmas get to have lots of play time,at least that's my idea.
Blessings,Ruth

The Incredible Woody said...

Beautiful!

I say get him up and play!!

Jan said...

I always call them Ladybugs, too. The name Ladybird, just seems weird. I know what you mean about your grandson, enjoy him each moment, your job is to spoil him.

Rose said...

Stunning shots!

Susie said...

I didn't know they were called that. Interesting! They are so great for eating insects.

Shellmo said...

That ladybug looks so pretty against the purple iris! he's probably wondering "how did I get here?" LOL!
And I think you should play w/ Mason too. He has plenty of time for naps when he's with his mom - wink, wink!

Pam said...

The photo with the ladybug and lavender iris is just gorgeous. I would play with Mason too, because he can sleep anytime. I bet he has grown since the last time I saw him.

Oz Girl said...

Love the red ladybug on the purple iris, such a nice contrast of colors. Great detail on the ladybug! :)

Mary said...

We call them Ladybugs, too. Go ahead and wake him up and enjoy his being there...isn't that what grannys are suppose to do?

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