Saturday, May 16, 2009

Chasing Lady Bugs


Whoever said chasing lady bugs was just a waste of time? That person obviously never took the time to watch a lady bug... or a snail... or anything smaller and "less important" than him/herself.



Buying and selling useless crap we don't need that uses resources we don't have to bolster self-esteem destroyed by advertising... now that's a waste of time. The sooner we realize and embrace that concept, the better off we all will be. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying everything material is useless. But honestly, how many of the same shoes in different colors do we really need? And must we really replace a hardly-used-thingamajig with the latest-and-greatest-thingamajig (adding the old one to yet another landfill)? You get my point...



Hope you have a wonderful weekend, filled with time well-spent on moments instead of "things."

14 comments:

D said...

It is so easy to get caught up in "thingymabobs" when the culture you were raised in sets how many and how big your "thingymabobs" are as your worth. The only thing I can see good in our present economy's position is that many are getting back to basics...not having money to buy what we want and need makes us more creative and more appreciative of what we have and how we can make old suffice.
My Grandparents mended a torn shirt, had old shoes re-worked, re-cycled a chipped dish, saved seeds from this years planting for next years crop. How wasteful we all have become...I have become.
But I try every day to mend my ways. Thanks for reminding me today,where my inspiration should be!!

Quwwa said...

As a kid I used to love chasing ladybugs, picking up snails and catching fireflies. I walked outside last night and saw several fireflies,but no kids. This was something we used to do in the summertime ritually. But not anymore. Thank you for your post and as always take care..

Celtic Cat said...

Not a bug or critter lover, I do love Ladybugs.

D, I plant a garden every year, save the seeds from last years tomatoes and beans for the next year.

We recycle everything!

Kathy said...

I love the ladybug. They just seem to go about their business don't they. I totally agree with your post too. I am trying very hard to live a simpler life. My son Matt sets a pretty good example and I've actually learned a lot from him. There was a little video out...I can't remember the name of it that trace the junk we throw away. The numbers were staggering and left me feeling ill. I will continue to learn and try to keep doing better and better to be sure to leave this world a better place with very little left behind.

Julie Magers Soulen said...

What a beautiful post! Reminds us once again to stop and notice the beauty around us no matter how small!

Tins and Treasures said...

I love ladybugs. They really don't seem like a'bug',do they?! Have a great weekend. Take care ~Natalie

RSW said...

Bugs and snails and all the wonders of the natural world, it's amazing when you realise that it is alive, not just a thing. The world ecconomy collapsing is great, now people may realise that there is a brilliant opportunity for the future, take the power back make a fairer friendlier world, highlight responsibility in looking after OUR world. Heard this phrase "Is your life a reaction to a situation or a development from it". Will leave you thinking about it. Nice to know others are concerned about the world.

Mary said...

nice post, nice pictures ;-)

UrbanJunkies/zuppaartista said...

great post my dear! ladybugs are a great reminder to stop & be playful every once and a while! :)

Beholden-To-Nature (Kenna) said...

Thank you all for the great feedback, ideas, and stories! I love hearing your childhood memories, traditions, and hearing about the ones you're carrying on now. And the ideas-- always love exchange of ideas!!

Kathy-- the video I believe you're referring to (tracing the path of all the junk we use & throw away) is called "The Story of Stuff."

http://www.storyofstuff.com/

Squirrel said...

Beautifully said. Love the pictures!

TERI REES WANG said...

Some of.. "the best things in life are free"...but, happiness can be expensive. ;P

Cat Ludwig Studio said...

Just found your Etsy site and blog. Love your gorgeous photos! I totally agree with you - life truly is richer with less "things".

Allie said...

Great post, Kenna! My children are such great teachers for me - when things are hectic, their observations (a snail here, a tiny flower there, that cool cloud) keep me focused on all we have to be thankful for! Lightning bugs are one of the things I missed while we were in California! Keep up the good work!