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Hump Day!


Ants On Bristly Ox Tongue

Ants On Bristly Ox Tongue

Some days bring you up, some days bring you down. And if you happen to be an ant, your days are up and down and all around! The paths of ants may cross, but they are never idly wandering. They simply have too much to do to take it slow. This morning these two busy workers met for a millisecond, communicated via chemoreception and then hurriedly passed by each other to continue with their ant duties. I wonder what it must be like to have the drive and focus of an ant. Is it all buzzing symmetry of a life in balance or are they so amped up that unceasing nervous energy keeps them always “on”? Are they self aware, or are they simply six legged automatons?

I can lose myself in the moment watching ants as the travel climb and wind around some of my favorite weeds, but then I am reminded that it is a work day, and I have just whiled away some productive time. But hey, it’s Hump Day today! It is a good time to smile and take a breather, ‘cus we have reached the peak!

Ants are constant workers so I doubt they pay attention to silly events like Hump Day, but this weed gal notices that they did help me celebrate it by marching all over this fine new leaf of a Bristly Ox Tongue weed. Thank you ants & weed!

Please come back tomorrow for a new “Weed Image of the Day” and let me know which ones you like.

We and our weeds are so much more than what we first appear to be.

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This entry was published on February 6, 2013 at 9:58 pm. It’s filed under Ants, Bristly Ox Tongue, Insects, Journey, Leaves, Nature, Photography, Picris echiodes, Project 365, Weeds and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “Hump Day!

  1. another great photo……ant’s and bees,
    the most amazing insects….

  2. weedimageoftheday on said:

    Thank you Aina! I agree they are fascinating and so industrious!

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