It’s that time of year when things get so busy. There are concerts and recitals and extra rehearsals. There are parties and field trips. There are outdoor projects for the garden, the chickens and the bees. There are indoor projects to be done before it gets too hot.
It’s important to take time out of the whirlwind and stand still for a moment. Catch my breath, observe the beauty of the natural world, watch the children and the animals at play. I did that today and found a little treasure in the process. I went to the catnip patch to break off some leaves for Grace, because she loves catnip so much and it’s a lot of fun to see her roll around and play while she eats it. I found that some of the leaves of the plant were folded over and looked dry, so I pryed one open and out popped a bright orange ladybug who had just laid a bunch of eggs. Sorry lady! I didn’t mean to disturb you! She’s busy laying eggs on a few of the catnip leaves. Now I know to let her be.
I hope Grace can also let her be.
I will remember to check on the eggs and hopefully see the buglets when they hatch! 4-10 days is the timeframe.