Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A very tiny rescue

I still think with regret about a certain spider I saw being sucked down the shower drain. He was sodden and crumpled, but two of his slender legs were reaching out, questing, seeking something solid to grab, and I tried to save him but it was too late. I also feel sympathy for a fly that has been buzzing up and down the hermetically sealed hallways of my office, looking in vain for the sky. This morning I found a ladybug on my sleeve and I wondered if she had come all the way from Oakland with me. I cupped her in the palm of my hand, took the elevator downstairs and crossed the street, where there is a Unitarian church and a Baptist church on opposite corners. After some thought I left the ladybug with the Unitarians, inside the petals of a rose bush.

4 comments:

CJGallegos said...

People don't think Unitarians save. But they do. Way to go!

Quonset Hut said...

It's totally ladybug season at the mo, and they really seem to like dill plants, which grow wild, free and tall around these parts. CHeck out the next batch of dill plants you see by the parking lots or near a BART station, and I'm willing to bet you'll find some. But do it soon before they all "fly away home."
A plant near me had 3 dozen three weeks ago, 2 dozen 2 weeks ago, and a dozen this week.

mandarine said...

Let's just hope the roses had not been sprayed the day before..

Anonymous said...

Way to spoil an image mandarine.. Greetings from the future by the way..