Thursday, October 27, 2011
Ladybug, Ladybug, fly away home
One of my favorite bugs from my childhood was the cute little spotted ladybug or ladybeetle. You can catch the essence of this small creature in this rather larger sculpture. I think if the ladybugs had been as large as this sculpture, they would not have been quite so romantically popular. Ladybugs are sold in bulk in a state of semi-hibernation to eat garden pests. I have come across huge swarms of ladybugs on the Mogollon Rim that covered an entire tree. If one becomes trapped in my house or ventures into my car, I will always carefully remove it to the outside. This and the other bug sculptures are in the 2011 exhibit at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona.