Harsh Yet, Apparently, Nurturing

This bleak landscape is the exterior stucco wall of my house:

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It is apparently an excellent venue if you are a ladybug larva ready to transform:

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It is a short flying distance from a native sage crawling with kinfolk:

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(The WP Weekly Photo Challenge is Abstract.)