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i was working in our whats-to-soon-be-a-garden this morning when i had a little visitor. at first i didn't notice but soon she was trotting at eye level across one of my curls. she was no larger than the tip of my pinkie and a brilliant shade of red with lovely black dots. nearly perfectly round.
we started talking about the weather. she agreed that these warm sunny days have been such a delight. we smiled at the prospect of more days like this one. and then she asked me what i was doing.
i told her of my garden plans and how i have been praying and praying that this little thumb of mine might be a brilliant green. or at least a nice shade of olive. my heart longs for a lush green garden.
she chuckled at me. and then she offered to make my humble garden boxes her new home. i wasn't sure if i should accept such an offer but she assured me that i should. she told me she could help. she also told me that she comes from a large family and she was sure they would also love to make the move with her. now how could i resist?
so we made a deal. and hopefully soon an entire family of ladybugs will be cheerfully roosting in our backyard.
i hear they make great pets.