Readers’ Pictures

Our Lady's Bird.
Our Lady's Bird.

Our Lady’s Bird.

Penicuik resident Lucille Bishop took this photos of a ladybird while she was in her garden.

Ladybirds derive their name from Our Lady’s Bird. Mary (Our Lady) was often depicted wearing a red cloak in early paintings, and the seven spots were said to symbolise her seven joys and seven sorrows.

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