Sunday Picture Post: Oxlips and Bishies

Oxlips: April 2017

Oxlips, the epitome of an Easter Weekend

Ladybird: April 2017

In Norfolk the Ladybird is better known as Bishy Barny Bee. The origin of the name remains disputed. Does it come from Bishop of St Barnabus (though where is this St Barnabus church?) or from Bishop Barnabus (or Barnaby?), although none is known of that name. Then again, perhaps it has an entirely different origin.

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28 Responses to Sunday Picture Post: Oxlips and Bishies

  1. castorpblog says:

    A nice name for such a nice beetle. No need for explanations, nice as it sounds. A happy easter to you

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  2. Deborah says:

    You’re right Crispina, perfect for an Easter weekend! Thank you for sharing this uplifting post! ā¤

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  3. Judy says:

    Happy Easter Crispina!! Umm, Lady bird and Lady bug are the same I presume? Bishy Barny Bee rolls off the tongue quite nicely though and cute….not the little red black polka dotted bug needs any more cuteness.

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  4. Happy Easter, Crisp. Did you get the picture I sent you?


  5. Lovely pictures Crispina, that’s a cute name for a ladybird!

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  6. Indira says:

    Happy Easter, dear. Why it is called ‘ Ladybird’? Beautiful contrast.

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  7. Joy Pixley says:

    How very perfect for spring — thanks for the dash of color!

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    • My pleasure. This and several other photos taken that same day have been cycling round as a slideshoe on my laptop-desktop. And every time this one comes up, it causes a swell insider me… which I’m compelled to share.

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  8. Dale says:

    Funny how we call them Lady Bugs and you call them Lady Birds and frankly, methinks Bishy Barny Bee is too cute for words. I’ll see how many people look at me as if I’ve lost my marbles when I call them that (now how to remember?)

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  9. In the US we call them lady bugs.

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