Ladybird on my doorstep 

The first ladybird of the year. At least the first I have seen this Spring.

As a kid I thought they were fantastic beautiful little fairy tale creatures. 

As a grown up I know they can be millions and then they are not fun at all.

In Swedish we call them KeyMaiden in a direct translation. Nyckelpiga in Swedish.



30 comments on “Ladybird on my doorstep 

    • That’s interesting to know. I wonder if our naming of the ladybird, Maria Ladybird comes from Marienkäfer back in the days when many Swedes talked german.

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  1. We call them Ladybugs, Anna. They are wonderful for the garden because they eat the aphids. She looks a little cold there. How about a drawing of her?

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  2. I like ‘Keymaiden’ (and saw your explanation in the comments).
    Here I keep an eye out for the swallows and swifts arriving-a true herald of summer.

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