Sunday, March 29, 2009



THE LETTER L is for Lady Bug


In many cultures the ladybug has been believed to bring good luck.



In England a ladybug signifies a good harvest. And how about a good cup of tea?

In France, it means good weather is coming.

In Sweden, if a ladybug lands on a girl's hand, it's said to be taking measurements for her wedding gloves.

Another popular belief is that if ladybug lands on you, you can make a wish and chant:

"Ladybird, ladybird fly away home.
Your house is on fire and your children all roam."


If the ladybug flies away, your wish will come true.


But in the real world...It's all about sharing one with your sister at the zoo.


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27 comments:

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Lovely..and we have plenty of ladybugs at the little house.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

I didn't know all that about ladybugs. Also, that ladybug teapot is almost as cute as your grandchildren.

We have a ladybug infestation at my work. I like ladybugs, but not when you walk in and all of a sudden they're crawling all over your office. If that thing about luck is true, I must be the luckiest human on the planet.

Living on the Spit said...

Ladybugs are my daughter's sorority mascot. She has them everywhere and on everything.

Karen said...

That picture is absolutely priceless! Ladybugs are cute and are very useful, every year they invaded our church and kept the children quietly occupied. LOL

My Metabolic Rate is Stuck said...

I didn't know ALL of that very INFORMATIVE INFO about LadyBugs!

We have several here! Sometimes they even show up in the winter months! I try to SAVE them and put them on my houseplants!

VERY CUTE Picture!!!!

Cortney said...

Cute! Pooper and Beauty were so little!

The Incredible Woody said...

I had no idea about all that - Wow, you are informative!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Very cute...I love lady bugs. I always knew they were good luck if they land on you. My aunt in Atlanta used to have really badly sealed windows in her house and certain times of the year they would be inundated by ladybugs. They were EVERYWHERE. talk about good luck.

Anonymous said...

You put the word BUM on the diagram, didn't you?

Colin

M said...

ladybugs are cool...but I must add that they are BEETLES...and their life cycle is rather cool. (See I do learn stuff in kindergarten too!) They start as little sticky yellow eggs on a leaf-out hatches a black beetle with tiny red lines on its spine...then it eats and eats and forms a pupa and comes out as...a Ladybird Beetle...and they have four wings to go along with their bum!
*I have the day off!!*

mom x 2 said...

I love ladybugs! I always heard they were good luck if you find them in your house.

Pat Jenkins said...

it looks like it was good luck for them!!!

hollywood said...

I love that picture, very sweet. My good friend here did her daughters nursery in ladybugs, I had a quilt made for her. She just said she is doing what is going to be a final ladybug party for her 6th birthday---

mysecondjournal said...

lady bugs and butterflies are my favorites :-)

Anonymous said...

janet said...
Asking Grandma J: What was my mother thinking? She taught me "lady bug, lady bug fly away home. Your house is on fire, your children will burn" ! !

reliv4life said...

I really do love ladybugs! loved this post!!

Dawn said...

and my mamma taught me... "lady bug, lady bug fly away home. Your house is on fire, your children at home!" oh dear... we surely loved to sing it though!! love that sweet picture :)

Big Hair Envy said...

Mom x 2 said that it's good luck if you find a ladybug in your house. Well, each Spring, I rack up enough luck to last from here to eternity. Those darn things invade like you have never seen! YUK!!

Frasypoo said...

I love ladybugs,they are so cute!!!

Margaret said...

Great post. I once bought 100 ladybugs for my garden. They eat aphids, and keep your flowers from being chewed. I think about 2 didn't fly away. Yeah, I a sucker.

Shellmo said...

I've always like ladybugs! Your last photo was so sweet!!!

Grandma J said...

CBW and BHE, Now I'm really excited about going to VA. If you guys have that many ladybugs, pack um up and sell them to the attendees. I used to buy ladybugs every year for my garden. Yes, I did.

Whenever I saw little kids in the neighborhood catching little lady bugs, I told them they were mine!

Life with Kaishon said...

This was fascinating. The things I learn here....it never ceases to amaze me : ).

Ben said...

I like the real deal - we get inundated with those "fake" ladybugs in the fall. The ones that bite and find ways into your house, seeking warmth.

Cassie said...

They use ladybugs to eat aphids where there are infestations too. They are swell little gals! Nice L Granny!

heartshapedhedges said...

Little One is SUPER into ladybugs right now, Ill have to show her your post!

Daisy said...

Aw...that last photo is so sweet! Love it. A ladybug "bum"---HA HA HA HA! That gave me a good laugh. I never thought about a ladybug having a "bum" before. :D

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