Even when all around you is dull and grey, nature can still provide for us, even visually.
- Project 365: Day 20 (distrini.wordpress.com)
- Kiwi Slices (nickexposed.com)
- 1.20.12 …and In the Daylight I Don’t Pick Up My Phone… (emsproject365.wordpress.com)
The name “ladybird” originated in Britain where the insects became known as “Our Lady’s bird” or the “Lady beetle”. Mary (Our Lady) was often depicted wearing a red cloak in early paintings and the spots of the seven spot ladybird (the most common in Europe) were said to symbolise her seven joys and seven sorrows. Common names in other European languages have the same association (the German name Marienkäfer translates to “Marybeetle” or, literally, Mary-chafer). In the United States the name was adapted to “ladybug”.
The last of the iconic London Routemaster buses were withdrawn from service in 2005, with excpetion of some heritage/tourist routes. These buses are world famous and pretty much what people think a London bus is. This one waits for the day that it will be a shiny bright red and ride down the narrow streets of London.