Skip to main content

House Ants Shadows and Video

Ants amaze me.  According to Wikipedia, colonies formed by ants are sometimes described as superorganisms because they seem to function as one entity, working together to support the colony.

My husband loves apples.  Evidently, he'd left an apple crumb behind and the ants found it.  I caught this photo and  time-lapse of them carrying it from his desk up to the hole in the ceiling (five feet in distance).  The music is by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole.


Visit Hey Harriet to see more shadows.

Comments

Marlene said…
Very unique picture with great shadows.
Hello J,

Tnx God, no more snow. Still freezin´though but I manage it. Those were the days, girl! 21 yrs is fairly quickly.

I love you artistry. Yeah! damn me, ur an artist. I really do love ur post n d video. My daughter send her regards too.

Happy Easter.
xoxo
Sherrie said…
Hi!
Awesome shot and video! It's amazing how ants can move something bigger than them all that distance. Have a great day!

Sherrie
Sherrie's Stuff
http://sherrie-plummer.blogspot.com/2010/04/shadow-shot-sunday.html
Sweet Repose said…
Now that is funny, wish they'd come help me plant my tree row...ha!
Sylvia K said…
Great shot! I wonder if I could get them to come help me move some furniture around???? Terrific video, too! Wishing you a great week ahead!

Sylvia
Barbara said…
What a coincidence. We both have bug shadow shots today. I love yours!
Stray piece of apple—
big enough for an ant-feast
for one hundred days.

Take your pick of shadows:
Downspout
Shadowy Toilet!
Anonymous said…
Exciting photo with all ants eating, great shadow too!
Hey Harriet said…
I love the photo and really enjoyed your short film! Ants are certainly amazing and determined little critters. The way they all work together in harmony to achieve goals is something that we humans could learn a lot from I think :)

I hope you are having a wonderful Easter long weekend!
Chris Stone said…
amazing. love the pic and the video.
readingsully2 said…
I cannot stand ants. I can actually smell them when they are around...it is kind of a sweet scent. However, this little film is pretty darn neat.:)

Popular posts from this blog

Cats and Dogs

At the beginning of April I took a long bike ride - 38 miles- before the Spring rains returned. I'm hoping to get another ride in this week. I stopped at a cafe and met Luna. Her owner was inside and she kept me company at the outdoor table where I was sitting. She didn't quite know what to think of having her photo taken.



On my walk to the market, I meet these outdoor cats everyday. They have been spayed and released to where they were found and have been living in place for a few years now. The man in the red jacket comes by every morning to feed them and another woman in the afternoon to check their bedding/cat houses and health. The cats know everyone's schedules and will often see me before I even see them.

Since I can't have any pets due to my rental lease, it warms my heart to be able to have these daily visits with these community cats and the dogs I meet along the way. And because of these cats, I've made some new human friends.

view my art…

Japanese Paper Lanterns

Tradtional papermaking in Japan requires patience, experience and attention to detail and a strong back. Before I leave Japan, I hope to visit a washi papermaking artisan's workshop. Mino in Gifu Prefecture is well-known for their handmade washi paper. ImportantPapers.org has some wonderful photos showing Mino's process of making washi.

This past winter I was having lunch and noticed the beautiful paper lanterns in the restaurant near to my workplace. There are shadows within the lamps as well as on the ceilings. I really want to learn how to make one of these!



To see more shadow shots from all over the world, visit Hey Harriet's Blog.

Whidbey Island, Prat Loop, Ebey's Landing State Park

At the end of September we took an overnight bicycle trip and stayed at the circa 1907 Captain Whidbey Inn. This was our second time this year to stay there. Both times we have stayed in the main log building. It is old and creaky which is part of its charm. The rooms in the main log building do not have a T.V. and I love that feeling of getting away from it all.








From the Inn, there are lots of local places accessible by bicycle. For this latest trip, we rode our bicycles from the Inn to the Pratt Loop which begins off of the Kettles Trail.

I've taken the Kettles Trail in the past when riding to  Fort Ebey State Park.

The National Park Service has a detailed map of the Kettles trail system and other trails that connect to it here: https://www.nps.gov/ebla/planyourvisit/upload/050514-Trails-Map.pdf