Did you notice that ring on the top of the storage space to the right of my poinsettia photos? If so, you might have been curious about what it was. Not just a ring of dirt from where I moved the pot. This is what was going on! It reminds me of humans evacuating a hospital before a hurricane or after a disaster. And yes, I did feel a bit guilty. But it looks like their backup plan worked just fine. (Click on the first photo to enlarge photos and read captions.)
Whe I returned from two months at the beach, I was amazed to find poinsettias blooming even more profusely than they had bloomed in december. Notice the ring on the top of the bodega to the right of the flowers?
It was partially soil from the bottom of the pot, but it was also hundreds of tiny ants
hurrying to move their eggs to safer ground.
Obviously, the bottom of the pot had been their nursery.
Now they moved in orderly twos
following the line of the window edge
A few did not avoid the trap of a spider web.
But eventually, all had relocated in the light sconce above. When I went out six hours later, all was still. Not a sign of a tiny ant or egg, until I turned over the pot from the location I had moved it to. About 50 of the ants had re-relocated back to their former home. When I turned the pot sideways, they scurried around like mad, grabbing their assigned eggs and making off again. Hurriedly, I set the pot back down again. No time for a photo this time.
I was having so many problems sending these last night but everything is going smoothly today, so here are the rest of the photos I wanted to publish then. After viewing the below photos, Go HERE to see what I did publish. As always, click on photos to enlarge.
Hey, how did this little creeper get in here? Chasing bugs, I guess.
It’s typical and just my luck that when the fruit fell from the truck, I didn’t adequately duck, and so was splattered with its muck. My hungry hens began to cluck. The honey bees began to suck. They made a meal of former yuck!
Both the Mills Brothers and Dean Martin recorded the song “Glow Worm” whose lyrics and tune I loved as a little girl. WordPress wouldn’t let me download the song from Youtube, but please find it yourself and listen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaBDPNKgj9A. Then don’t forget to come back for my reply:
Incandescent Insect Insomnia
When nature made the glow worm glimmer, would that she’d installed a dimmer; for when I put out the light, what I expect is total night.
When it puts itself in action, I fear it sets up a distraction. Little glow worm on the shelf, please keep your glowing to yourself.
I received this challenge from my friend Alex Solomon. Okay, girl, here goes. Hard for me to post with no words, but. . . . .“Seven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone new each day.”
Today, I inviteAngloswiss to join the 7 Day Photo Challenge.