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.
My hometown—via a drone’s eye view.
This is a photo I tinkered with in the Paper Artist app on my Galaxy smartphone. It’s the Morning Glory growing on our fence in the backyard. I love how the vine looks like hair cascading around the metal sun face mounted to the wood.
So, of course, I’ve had the lyrics to the 60’s show “Hair” floating through my brain. I actually saw the West Coast production at the Aquarius Theater in Los Angeles, probably some time around 1967-68. Groovy, man. And they did come out into the audience, as in this video. But we weren’t as “Tony” as this crowd. 🙂
The squirrel skull, above, is for my friend, Merrilymarylee, who sooo loves these adorable little woodland creatures. Ha! Truth be told, she’d probably like to do a wild dance of revenge around it for all the raided bird feeders.