This ladybug explored my body for a half hour or more today when I was manning the information booth of a local cultural center. I couldn’t resist taking pictures—no easy task, since most of the time, as in this picture, she was on my right hand and wrist. She seemed to be inspecting the new bracelets I made last night from buttons I found in a local recycle bazaar. As I readied myself to go, I thought she had deserted me, but when I went into the office to say goodbye, I felt her crawl from my ear to my cheek. When we got back to the information booth in the garden, I tried convincing her with “Ladybug, Ladybug, fly away home. . . .” but by then she’d staked her claim and seemed to be settling in for a nap, so I blew a little gust from pursed lips to persuade her on her way. This shot is my new desktop picture.
(I’ve been a bit late posting today due to an internet outage this morning and a huge electrical storm this afternoon and evening that blew out an electrical transformer, plunging my entire village into darkness until 10 tonight. This is when I am thankful for fellow night-owls!!!)
I actually called a friend in Missouri (from Mexico) to post changes in my poem for me earlier tonight. I was sure we’d be without power all night, but my electricity is on now and I’m making the most of it.
To see other photos in Cee’s Oddball Photo Challenge, go Here