I was at the park yesterday, walking my little long-haired Chihuahua, Kelso, when I spied this ladybug. It had found shelter in a crevice in a stone block that makes up part of the wall surrounding the park. For our part of Texas, we’ve had a pretty cold winter (yeah, I hear you folks in the Northeast laughing) and some insects, like the ladybugs, will seek out any little spot they can find to help them over-winter until warmer weather comes along.
I thought she looked so snug that she deserved her own Haiku to commemorate her determination.
Ladybug holds tight
Winter shakes her head and laughs
Spring waits patiently.