ladybird whispers

September 9, 2010 · 2 comments

in guestsMM, Insects and Spiders

Ladybird on a girl's finger   |   Mesmerising Moments

On Saturday, in a quiet corner of our garden, I spied my daughter silently stalking, with great intent, along a line of plants.

She stopped. Stock-still. Slowly, so very slowly, she placed one hand amongst some leaves.

Then, bringing her hand back out again she beamed at the ladybird that had alighted on her little finger.

She whispered something to her, blew the insect a gentle kiss and then lifted her hand towards the sky.

Up flew the ladybird, away on the winds.

My daughter was transfixed in this private moment of connection for some time. And then she continued her search for other magical creatures. I was a silent witness and so privileged to be so. Although it is a moment we indirectly shared, I will never forget it.

We were both mesmerised.

Today’s Mesmerising Moment is by guest contributor Caroline Webster a freelance writer and author of Small Fry Outdoors – inspiration for being outside with children.

She is a “passionate believer in the magic and power of being outdoors and encouraging lots of unstructured play for children”. Caroline is also President of the Friends of the Botanic Gardens in Sydney.

You can read more from Caroline on her blog, Caro & Co, and follow her on Twitter – @salisburydowns.

Find out more about the distribution and habits of ladybirds (ladybugs) on the UK Ladybird Survey website.

If you’d like to share your Mesmerising Moment send us an email (picture if you have one) to: contact[at]

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Susie September 10, 2010 at 00:17

I so wish I’d been there to see Gracies magical moment …
Beautifully written Miss Caro 🙂 x

wildelycreative September 21, 2010 at 16:37

A beautiful record for Grace of an outsider’s view of her Mesmerising Moment. I wonder if Grace could contribute her version of the same moment?
That would be lovely!

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