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Ladybug Constellations

Here in Nebraska, we’re on the verge of a freeze, but haven’t quite made it past that milestone. October started off with monarch butterflies and ends with the quiet invasion of ladybugs. These little red beetles huddle near lights and on windowsills, dismayed at the cold and the waning sunlight. Some will fall dormant in the cracks until spring, but others will die despite their (and our) best efforts. This weekend, I noticed a sprinkling of ladybugs on the ceiling near the front door of my apartment, circling the light fixture. They made their own constellations. Naturally, I was inspired.

Aries & Ursa (Almost) Major

 

Boots (Aries flipped around)

Itty-Bitty Cancer

 

Cassiopeia.

 

Libra or "the kite"

 

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