I didn’t see it at first yesterday, an orange speck on a green leaf. Ladybug. I bent over for a closer look–it moved slightly. The world of a ladybug is small while the name is historic. As the story goes farmers in France 500 years ago prayed to the Virgin Mary to protect their crops that were under siege by aphids. Brightly colored beetles showed up and devoured the insects. Problem solved. Named bestowed. And, for the second consecutive year, there are no aphids on our plants thanks to ladybugs that came from somewhere.
Now, I wish we would have a ladybug-like intervention for Covid-19.