submitted by Erika Marie who wrote this about it:
I took this photo while I was studying in Spain a few years ago. This was the time in my life when I felt the greatest clarity, as I was far from home and the worries that accompanied living there. For those few months it was just me making my own way in an unfamiliar part of the world; I felt free to follow my dreams and the future seemed to have limitless potential for adventure. To my delight, I found that my mind felt unburdened and I was more fully aware of everything around me, including this ladybug hiding in the bushes of the Alhambra in Granada.