While I was doing the dishes - aka loading the dishwasher - after Sunday lunch with my mother, I noticed a dark dot on the floor, just beneath the kitchen window. I had left it open while I was making the 'frites' (French fries).
It turned out to be a ladybird! I carefully picked it up and tried to set it free again. But the dark skies and strong winds clearly frightened it and it stuck to my finger like glue. In the end I managed to make it step unto the leaf of one of my orchid plants. When I tried to take its photo, it shyly scurried away, hiding in between the leaves. It took a bit of coaxing and manipulating, but in the end I managed to shoot this photo.
Since then the ladybird has settled in between the leaves of the orchid plants. I hope it'll find enough food there to survive until it is ready to move out again. Until then I consider it as a friendly lodger!