That’s what Julia found today, clustered in a gap in the polytunnel door frame. I thought they were hardy tomatoes when she first showed me the picture on her phone, but they turned out to be ladybirds. I don’t have the patience to count spots but she seems to have a few different sorts.
Sometimes I miss the active life outdoors, seeing nature and getting lots of healthy exercise. Other times, I don’t. There’s a lot to be said for sitting inside. It isn’t exactly warm in the shop, but at least I can feel my fingers and toes. That wasn’t always the case when working outside in winter, as I recall.
That’s why I’m cooking tea – to atone for my wimpish ways in working indoors. Nothing special, just pasties with cauliflower cheese and nobby greens (that’s Brussel’s Sprouts if you don’t live round Nottingham).
The timer just went. I think that means it’s ready.
Here’s the picture again, partly for symmetry and partly to cover up the short post.