Go, Little Ladybugs, Go!

Photo of a ladybug by Adryan RA form Unsplash.

Go, Little Ladybugs, Go!

Welcome aboard!

Go, little ladybugs, go!

Please save

our poor little palm tree!

A mealybug feast awaits you…

Bon apetit!

Maybe you can

succeed where homemade

potions and “harmless” pesticides

have failed.

We’re fighting for survival here!

Somebody has to die,

but not the little palm tree, and not

the ladybugs, or us!

It’s a bug-eat-bug world, I guess!

Go, little ladybugs, go!

Our little palm tree before the mealybugs arrived.

CopyrightΒ© 2022 by Cheryl Batavia


Dear Fellow Bloggers,

I just purchased a new email with Word to use on some writing projects. I will share those projects on this post at some point in the future. For the moment, I am struggling with a learning curve and technical issues. I will try to be present on WordPress as much as possible!

All the best!

Cheryl Batavia ❀

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    1. Haha, Eunice! πŸ™‚ It is true that I posted a photo of one ladybug, but we released 1500 ladybugs in the garden today in hopes of saving the palm tree from a mealybug infestation. Thank you for reading, Eunice. πŸ™‚ Have a great day!

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  1. hope the ladybugs do their job, my geckos have been feasting on the dozens – maybe even hundreds – of baby spiders here. The months of torrential rain has driven them indoors to breed and I have the biggest gaps under my doors πŸ™‚

    Your writing projects sound intriguing, looking forward to seeing what you’re up to!

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    1. Thank you for your good wishes, Kate! ❀ I'll share the projects at some point. Things would be going faster if not for the technical problems I am experiencing.

      We are surrounded by woods here, and we also have many insects, including spiders. Robert goes around outside and vacuums up the egg clusters in the door and window frames. We still get tiny spiders in every corner inside, which Robert vacuums up. The fire ants in the yard are the worst! We seem to have banished them for the moment!

      It doesn't take much of a gap for bugs to get in. Our house is fairly tight, yet here they are! πŸ™‚ ❀

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    1. Thank you, Frank, for your kind words and good wishes! The ladybugs are from Amazon. We are hoping that they can do the job. πŸ™‚ I remember having ladybugs in Pennsylvania and Virginia. I think they were red or green. What color do you have in Ohio?

      I am not very good with technology, but I have to keep on trying! πŸ™‚ Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you for your lovely response, KK! Your kind wishes are deeply appreciated. ❀ The ladybugs are from Amazon, and they are very welcome here. πŸ™‚ We are hopeful that our little palm tree will survive.

      Hope your weekend is relaxing and happy! ❀

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  2. What a delightful
    Poem Cheryl! I love ladybugs and they are such gifts to our environment!
    When my friends dad too a huge fall a moth ago that ultimately killed him, He bent down to pick a lady bug out to take him outside. He was I. Shock I’m sure but still managed to say make sure to get the ladybug and let him fly away free!
    πŸ₯°

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    1. What an amazing and heart-touching story, Cindy! He must have had a very kind heart. I am sure his family misses him intensely.

      I am enjoying the ladybugs, and I hope they devour all the mealybugs! Glad you like the poem, Cindy. Thank you so much for your kind comment. ❀

      Is your bathroom project finished yet? Wishing you a lovely weekend! ❀

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      1. Yes indeed Cheyrl and they really do!!!

        Oh o do hope you have good luck with them!!! It was a wonderful poem!!
        Oh no we still have a few months but the snafus seem to be working themselves out at the moment. Thanks for asking! πŸ’•β€οΈπŸ™

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    1. I enjoyed your thoughtful comment, Dwight. ❀ I was actually thinking of the parallels and implications of making war on the mealybugs by hiring ladybug mercenaries from Amazon. I actually felt a little bit guilty, but it seemed a lesser evil than dangerous pesticides! πŸ™‚

      Wishing you and yours a great weekend! ❀

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  3. I like the lady bugs. They are beautifully dressed. The red and black colour is super attractive. Bug feasting on bug, a life cycle.
    Your garden looks stunning. The white stone floor a great massage to the feet.

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  4. I definitely like the red ones and it sounds like your palms do to… on the other hand, I have a hate relationship with their kin the harmonia axyridis – when it comes to those I’m definitely with the “GO” part of your title ha!

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  5. β€œWelcome aboard!

    Go, little ladybugs, go!

    Please save

    our poor little palm tree!

    A mealybug feast awaits you…” πŸ˜‚

    Aah! How beautiful it’s, to write a poem on, the little creatures of our house, and requesting them to take a better move.

    It absolutely won my heart. ❀️
    I’m thanking you for all your poems.

    Keep writing and sharing love.

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