Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Tale Of The Ladybug

The other day, I noticed a ladybug in my garden.  It was sitting on one of my roses.  I have always thought that the ladybug was special, and that it comes to us with a message.  It teaches us not to fear and return to love.  There is a story of how the ladybug is named after Our Lady.  This tiny little beetle sends us a powerful message.  When it appears in our life, it is telling us to "let go and let God."   The ladybug, with its hard red shell and black spots brings a feeling of joy to us.


Have you seen any
ladybugs lately?
 
~Sheri

26 comments:

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Sherri, I love sweet lady bugs! I've not seen one is a very long time. I do want to see one, love that it means "be still and trust God." That is so special! Thanks for sharing this wonderful message today.
Hugs,
Nancy

It's me said...

Woww such a sweet post ❤️❤️❤️love it x

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

What a beautiful message, Sheri! I haven't seen a ladybug in the last month or so. They are wonderful in the garden as they eat aphids. Some gardeners buy them in bulk and release them in the garden.
Thank you for such a wonderful reminder today! ♥

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely picture and thoughts about the ladybug ... I haven't seen one recently, I must look harder.

Happy September Wishes

All the best Jan

20 North Ora said...

Ladybugs always make me smile.

Judy

Patricia said...

I haven't seen one in ages, so thank you for sharing a ladybug today. I love their sweet little polka dotted orangeness! And I never knew the origin of their name, which is perfect, isn't it. Have a nice week Sheri. xx

Susie said...

Sheri, I have always heard that it's lucky if a lady bug lands on you. They are good for your roses, as they eat aphids. Blessings, Love, Susie

Regine Karpel said...

Wonderful

Beatrice Euphemie said...

I learned something new today, Sheri! I've always loved ladybugs - they are so cute and beneficial. I haven't seen one in a while - I need to look a little closer. Sending hugs xo Karen

Susie Swanson said...

Such a lovely post and thank you for the description and thoughts.. I haven't seen any this year but the next time I do I'm going to remember this. Thank you sweet friend. Hugs and much Love, xo

Susan said...

Ohhhh, I like that, Sheri. I hadn't heard that. I really love hearing "Let go and let God." I really needed to hear that tonight. Haven't seen any lady bugs lately but I'd like to! Susan

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Sheri,
I have always like lady bugs, they are good for the gardens too, as they eat aphids. My granddaughters enjoy watching them walk on leaves and then watching them sail away into the clear blue skies. Such a sweet symbol of trusting in God.
Love,
Jemma

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Sheri I spotted a ladybug outside just the other day and smiled for they have always made me happy in an unexpected way. I never knew their meaning and I thank you for letting me know.
xo,
Vera

Bety said...

Generally do not like insects .... is is I admire the butterflies, but not caterpillars - lol ... but ladybirds really love them. Every day I got on the flowers for some of them ...

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning my friend! Oh dear, I am so, so late here...unfortunately, I have not seen any ladybugs because now I am in school. I see that you tried to connect with me the other day, and I was in a school meeting. I was unable to get back to you because by the time I got the message that you tried to reach me, it was too late. Off I run NOW to get an early start. No lady bugs for me; I am no longer playing in my garden, but rather, I have a new garden: OF STUDENTS. Maybe I'll discover I have a "ladybug" of a personality in my classes!

MUCH LOVE!

Teresa said...

And you can build shelters for labybugs in your garden so they live there and tend to your lovely flowers and plants.
I haven't seen one for a while. I guess it's time to speed down and stop to smell the roses and enjoy the tiny and colorful wildlife that live in our gardens.
Love,
Teresa

PS - you are right about its association with Holy Mary: "Legend has it that crops in Europe during the Middle Ages were plagued by pests, so the farmers began praying to the Blessed Lady, the Virgin Mary. Soon, the farmers started seeing ladybugs in their fields, and the crops were miraculously saved from the pests. They associated their good fortune with the black and red beetles, and so began calling them lady beetles. In Germany, these insects go by the name Marienkafer, which means Mary beetles. The 7-spotted lady beetle is believed to be the first named for the Virgin Mary; the red color represents her cloak, and the black spots represent her sorrows."

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

I love ladybugs.

But just simply, because they are so cute.

And... They are red! :-)

Debby Ray said...

I haven't seen one since this spring but I love them!

Dewena said...

I'll think of "let go and let God" every time I see a ladybug now!

And I remember the darling ladybug fabric dress I made my daughter when she was a little girl, hadn't thought of it in years!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Sheri, oh you captured a beautiful pic of the lady bug on your roses. My mother always said, Let Go, Let God. I haven't see any lately but I always take notice when I do. Thanks for sharing and have a great rest of the week and Happy September!
cm

Linda said...

How lovely! I love ladybugs. Being in the city here in Montreal, Canada I do see them but not too often. I saw one just a couple of weeks ago and let it crawl onto my hand. It stayed for a moment or two and then flew off. :)

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Rue said...

I just set one free from the house yesterday. It's a sure sign Fall is coming :)

My ex-husband's niece was scared to death of them. Isn't that odd? I think they're adorable.

xo,
rue

Doreen@househoneys said...

I've always loved ladybugs, even as a child. I remember there was something special about the number of dots a ladybug has, but I can't remember what it was exactly. Maybe the number of dots represents the age of the ladybug? I think they only live for a very short time, right? Anyway, I see ladybugs fairly often, and they always make me smile.

LoveT. said...

It is something wonderful to see a Ladybug ,it bring good Luck :)

Happy Friday Sheri ,lovely Greets!

Kimberly~Nutbrown Cottage said...

I have not seen any, but I love your story about them and will look harder. :) I do love their cheerful presence in my garden. They like my rose bush because it is so often plagued with aphids, which ladybugs love to snack on.