Harlequin Ladybird

I have not seen many ladybirds this year so when I saw this one on top of my wheely bin it had to be today’s blip; unfortunately it is a Harlequin. One of our native ladybirds was also on the wheely bin, but was moving so I did not get a very good picture, but for completeness it is included.

Today seems to have disappeared although not much has been achieved on my part except for cooking Sunday roast on Saturday and sorting out some knitting.

Forsythia

 

Forsythia 1

Today I have been trying to catch-up with a backlog of work, most of which relates to the last few days. I have been rather lax, but once I have caught up with work I will be catching up with your journal.

Although I am not fond of yellow flowers, the Forsythia is not beginning to blossom, very much later this year than normal.

We had a thunderstorm last night and heavy rain during the night; today it is windy and chilly.

I found a Ladybird again sitting on a stinging nettle and have included it as my extra picture.

Ladybird

Ladybird

LadybirdI did a little work this morning, but once I knew that I could collect my husband, I drove to Addenbrookes so that I could wait on the concourse, so once released he could go straight home; we were home before noon. This afternoon I am watching the Formula One.

Once he had eaten his lunch, as the weather was good, we had a walk round the garden so that he could see the changes which ha taken place even though he had only been gone a few days.

There were several Ladybirds in the garden and I chose this one for my blip.

Another Ladybird

LadybirdI went for a walk around the garden and took some pictures, but I did not like any of them, so I decided to go indoors and have another look after lunch. As I walked back into the house, just outside the back door in one of the two tubs was this Ladybird. It is not the same one that I posted on 19 January, as that one is still in the same place. I do not think it is the one I posted on the 15 January as today’s Ladybird is more orange than red and the colours have not been adjusted. This one is sitting on a miniature rose stalk in a tub, which appears to be growing new shoots; the tub also contains Spring flowering bulbs. No need to go out again after lunch to get a picture.

It rained this morning and then brightened up and was quite mild for January, with just a little sunshine.

Reading and catching up today, ready for the week ahead.

Ladybird

LadybirdToday the Ocado lorry, with my grocery order, arrived at 0710 hours for my delivery slot which was between 0730 and 0830 hours; I was up, just! I have now changed my reserved slot to 0800 to 0900 hours as they have a habit of coming early. As he said, ‘well your lights were on so you must be up’.

I took a variety of pictures today, but as anyone who knows me will know, I cannot resist a Ladybird, especially when the weather is as cold as it is today. This one was snuggled into the Rosemary leaves and was left exactly as it was found.

Although the sun is shinning brightly it is very cold and we have extra heating on in the house. As to the new duvet, my husband, who was the one who was cold under the lighter duvet, declared that it was too hot! Me? Once asleep I know nothing until the alarm goes off at 0700 hours.