I am so… busy! I am blessed to have work coming out my ears. I am sitting in my office listening to the birds chirp outside my window, and earlier I was out visiting clients and job sites on this beautiful day. As I watered at the crack of dawn, and took a quiet moment to stroll through the garden,

I happily noticed the ladybug and their larvae munching away on the aphids attacking my Shasta Daisies.

Seeing these tiny reptilian looking creatures eating aphids made my day! Can you believe these things turn into Ladybugs? A God ordained way for nature to control what is unwanted. All I can see is the benefits, and realize, again, that there is an order to this universe that is more complex and amazing the closer we look at it. It makes me so happy to kneel in wonder and look on, as an observer of nature doing what it was meant to do. These tiny moments of reflection make the rest of my crazy day come into perspective as I worship the God who created all this, and yet cares for me.

Grateful is only word to describe it!

Have you had any encounters with the seeming ordinary things in your garden that make you delighted. I would love to hear about it in the comments!

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Anna Smth

Terre Verte Landscape Design began in 2003 while Master Gardener Anna Smith was the staff horticulturist for Kern Counties only botanical garden, Mourning Cloak Ranch. Read More


  1. Smithmomof4 on May 15, 2012 at 6:35 am

    never knew those ugly bugs were lady bug larvae.  I thought they were
    some nasty pest!!!  I will let them munch away from now on.

  2. Anna on May 15, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    I have been interested in Ladybugs since I was a child collecting them and putting them in a jar to observe. I think their transformation is fascinating to watch!

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