All Things Gardening forum: Sometimes Nature is Cruel

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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
May 30, 2014 8:15 PM CST
Poor Ladybug!

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Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
May 31, 2014 9:44 PM CST
Great photo! what is the other bug??
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
May 31, 2014 9:53 PM CST
"Other bug"? Where?
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
May 31, 2014 10:33 PM CST
oh -- what is that sticking out the side of the ladybug?? (thought it was something else attacking it...)

*Blush*
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Name: Toni Melvin
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Toni
Jun 1, 2014 12:38 AM CST
I thought the same thing Sandy. What happened to the ladybug?
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jun 1, 2014 12:55 AM CST
That is her wing. It looks like something happened to her right side as her red color and dots have turned brown and her wing is stuck out. I let her be after I took the picture. I only thought for a second to "put her down", but for some reason it didn't seem right for me to do such a thing
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Jun 1, 2014 8:02 AM CST
Thanks, Cheryl -- wonder if it's some kind of ladybug "disease" or an injury? Not something I've ever given a lot of thought to...
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Name: Thom Foote
Colbert, WA (Zone 6a)
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thomfoote
Oct 22, 2014 11:01 AM CST
Nature is never cruel. Nature just is.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Oct 22, 2014 4:19 PM CST
For some I suppose nature is not cruel, just mindless, but it certainly seems cruel in a lot of instances.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Oct 22, 2014 6:27 PM CST
Cruel or not cruel, it definitely is not always pretty ! (but it IS always interesting Smiling )
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Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Oct 22, 2014 7:37 PM CST
Humans are most likely the only beings that think about nature being kind or cruel. Yet we are the worst offenders for fighting against nature and the natural way of life on earth.
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Oct 24, 2014 8:39 AM CST
I thought that was our "nature". To have a brain and think and determine what things are kind and what things are cruel, are we really offending nature by being what we are? Too deep for me, just had to throw out the question. I think of humans as being very cruel, but also as being very kind.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Oct 24, 2014 8:59 PM CST
I think the human race works way too hard at denying that they are a part of "nature"

Politics plays a big part in that, and I don't think we want to go there... Blinking
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