If you are from the Midwest you can expect two things on unseasonably warm fall days: yellow jackets and lady bugs. While the bees stayed away from our deck, the lady bugs were swarming. J wandered around running toward me as fast as his little legs would carry him when I would shout, "Look! Lady bug!" He would repeat "D-Ug!" and squeal in delight.
I would have loved to snap a photo of every lady bug we found but by the time my camera phone would take a picture our little winged friend had fled. Which makes me sad as I would have loved to make a submission to the Lost Ladybug Project. Oh well, there is always tomorrow!