You can see our house reflected in her wing casing
Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home,
Your house is on fire and your children are gone,
All except one and that's little Ann,
And she has crept under the warming pan.
I saw a ladybird in the garden today but I didn't set her on my finger and recite this verse to her. I wanted her to feast until fit to bust on the aphids.
She was a 7-spot ladybird, one of the commonest of all the ladybirds.It's unlucky to kill a ladybird, not that I would ever want to. Who could wish ill to this delightful creature?
See what other people saw on Sunday here