Thursday, June 27, 2013


The hops vine that's planted on the south side of the house is, for lack of a better word, infested with ladybugs.  And whatever they're called in the stages before they're ladybugs.  Are they larvae at that point?

If you stand and let your eyes wander, you can see all the different stages.  The crawling things with legs.  The point where they're stuck to a leaf with no legs.  The emerging of the ladybug.  And, of course, actual ladybugs.  It's kinda gross, really.  I'm not one of those people who wants ladybugs crawling on her.  A bug, is a bug, is a bug.  But I do like them in the garden, workin' their magic.

I'm gonna be unplugged all weekend.
I've been goin' like a crazy person all morning, in preparation for a lazy three days.
You can check out my, Pinterest Recipes I've Tried board, for a sneak peak at a few of the things we'll be munchin' on.
See ya'll next week.

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  1. A bug is a bug for sure...funny I have not seen many ladybugs here in a while?!?! HMMM??? Peace out lady...have a great weekend!

  2. Love ladybugs, and others, as you can tell from some of my gardening posts. Fascinatin'!

    Enjoy your weekend!

  3. Enjoy your unplugged weekend! That is so nice to do every now and then, so refreshing!

  4. That's so fascinating! I don't think I've ever seen them in the phase before they become ladybugs. I always get excited when I see them on my plants though, because it means they're doing some aphid-killing, and I am constantly at war with the aphids in my garden. There's this weird grey kind that destroy the broccoli, kale, cabbage, and brussels sprouts I try to grow, and they're never on any other plants but those. I'd never seen them in Oregon, it must some weird Southern California aphid. But yes, I've given up on growing broccoli because of them :(

  5. How neat. I've seen adult ladybugs, but I never knew what the "babies" looked like. Have a great weekend!

  6. I never see lady bugs in my garden. They're probably there, I just don't notice!
    I hope yours do a lot of clean up for you!

  7. They may be bugs but you are so lucky they have chosen your garden! I love them! I released a bag of ladybugs about a month ago but I am not sure how many really stuck around. Well, they are supposed to lay their eggs in your garden before they fly away. One of my roses has a case of the aphids now so I guess I didn't have much success!

  8. Great pictures! I love seeing the baby ones and the adults on our plants!


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