Saturday, June 1, 2013

The Ants Are At It Again!!

       Happy Saturday, Everybody!...The sun is shining...even at Roland, it's looks like it's gonna be a good day! :-) And thanks to a little 'finagling', it's gonna be a good day for my little hummingbirds at the feeder too! ^_^
       Yeah, we had another little 'incident'...with the ants! Grrrr!...I guess having that hummingbird nectar just hanging there, swinging in the wind like a carrot on a string in front of a horse, was a little too much for them! LOL They saw an opportunity and they just had to take it!!!...the little acrobats!!

      Those of you who follow the blog regularly probably remember the ant 'situation' we had going on here year before last! Ugh! Those ants were driving my poor little hummingbirds crazy!!...Well, we 'thought' we were long past that ever happening again, since the feeder isn't hanging on a tree branch anymore. It's hanging from the over-hang of the house! :-)
       But...those creative acrobatic ants used the blowing of the wind, and the over-growth of leaves on the tree, as an opportunity to get to the feeder!! O_O And once they got to it...they organized..and they were everywhere!!!

      I was so surprised to see the ants all over the feeder, and to see my tiny hummingbird friends hovering and darting in an odd pattern...odder than their usual left-right-up-down pattern, I mean. :-] Something had to be done...and hubby did it!...He broke off the 'bridge-to-feeder-tree-branch' they were using, and used the water spray bottle to get the other ones that were still on the feeder...OFF!...SO THERE!!!...Right?!...

       Well....mostly right! :-] A little later in the day hubby noticed one lone 'large' ant going around and around the feeder!! O_O How did he get on there?!...

     When we noticed that there were a lot of ants going up and down the branch and leaves, where hubby had broken the branch off, we realized what had happened...Apparently one lone steely, acrobatic ant had been still on the feeder...underneath somewhere...when hubby sprayed the others off! O_O Now he was all alone, with no relief coming!
    We could see all of the ants, with their feelers working non-stop, trying to figure it out....trying to figure it out......TRYING TO FIGURE IT OUT!!!! :-)) So hubby put them out of their misery by pulling out the water spray bottle and knocking the lone acrobat off!! ^_^ Once he was were the rest of the organized acrobatic team! :-)
      I guess they know when to give something up as lost! :-] But I don't mind telling you that every time there's a strong wind in the backyard now, hubby is at the window...checking!! LOL Those little acrobatic ants are still wielding power over him, and they're nowhere around!! ^_^ Oh, if only he could turn them all into pretty yard decoration!! ^_^ ...

     But no, no! ^_^ Then who would be there to keep him on his toes, and test his supposed garden/yard domination?!! LOL Nope! All things are as they should be! ^_^ ... Have a good day, Everybody! :-)

 If you don't have time for a poem

If you don't have time for a poem...
(not to write one, I mean to emote)...
then you don't have time to be sitting
and reading this short little note.

And you don't have time for a 'breather',
to pause for a small bit of rest.
No time for a moment's reflection.
No time for a giggle and jest.

No, you don't have the time some are wasting,
with schedules that they have to keep.
No time to be spending on verbage,
whether shallow or thoughtfully deep.

If you don't have time for a poem,
Then you don't have time for me!
So get up and get yourself going,
there's somewhere that you ought to be!!


  1. Ha, ha, ha!!! ♫ The ants go marching two by two hurrah, hurrah...the ants go marching two by two hurrah, hurrah...the ants go marching two by two the last one stops to tie his shoe and they all go marching round and round and under the ground and up again... ♫
    I haven't seen any near my feeder yet, but just wait! They'll be coming I'm sure!
    Love all the "ant" finds on Etsy today Wug! Enjoy your day! :D

    1. Ha! Ha! Ha! ^_^ Good song!! Why didn't I think of that!!...Have an ant free day, my friend! :-) ♥

  2. We've had a few indoors that drive me nuts! I've gotten out the big guns and hopefully we've got it taken care of...I hate ants! Except the ones you've pictured here..they're cute! Have a good weekend!

    1. INSIDE?....YUCK! That would be a nightmare for me! O_O Having to look at them harassing my birdies is bad enough! LOL...It's too bad too, because they really are kinda fascinating. Even the Bible uses them as a good example for us to follow! {Proverbs 6:6-11} :-) I'll stick with the porcelan, felt and wire ants, thank you very much! LOL


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