Wednesday 27 April 2011

Pagan Eye: Ladybird love

Nature is all about sex - at least it seems that way sometimes, especially around the time of May Day - or Beltane.

I caught these two ladybirds in the act when I was walking down my road to the post box the other day and I couldn't resist photographing them. Ladybirds are sacred to Freya, the Norse goddess of sex and fertility, which seems appropriate.

Only seven-spotted variety are considered true ladybirds, which I don't think this couple are. However, they still looked charming, locked in love on spring afternoon. They were a little shy though, because after I'd taken my picture they shuffled up the twig and hid behind a leaf, still coupled.

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