Ladybugs always make me think of Dorothy. We worked together for a few years and I was always so awed by the fact that she was a Master Gardener.... something I will never be. Whether this is truth or lore, I remember one year she bought a thousand ladybugs to introduce to her garden. Well, they had other plans and moved on! I can only imagine how a Master Gardener would feel when her ladybugs chose a new home.
I have never seen so many ladybugs...ever! Hundreds examining all the blades of grass in my back yard. I dried my bed linens on the line and the ladies came in with my sheets! They are everywhere. I love them.