Wednesday, January 19, 2011

ABC Wednesday - A is for Ant Hills

A is for Ant Hills............

different colored ant hill mounds

With this letter A, we are beginning the 8th round of ABC Wednesday - almost 4 years - that is quite a long time for a meme to keep going.

We owe a huge bunch of thanks to the members who donate their precious time to keep it going and and make it the special community it is.

You are the best!

Now - on to the letter A.

Anthills - not a very interesting subject.

And to be honest - I have done my share of trying to evict ants from my home and gardens - to no avail.

But I will never give up the battle - I know they are needed in the circle of life, but just not in my living quarters.

I can respect and admire their homes - as this photo shows.

They were all built within inches of each other, and each one is a different color (if you enlarge the photo it really shows).

Just like our homes.

It would have been easy to scuff them with my foot and make a lot of work for them, but I simply admired their handiwork and let them be.

I wish they would do the same to ours instead of looking at it as a giant opportunity to invade and conquer.

This is the eighth round of ABC Wednesday. If you would like to join in please visit this site for the details.


  1. Now ants are a prime example of how cooperation makes life more bearable (for ants, of course!)

  2. I HATE ant hills; they are ruining our yard!

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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    Take Care

  4. You obviously have a respect for all God's creatures, as do I -- but in their place not mine!

  5. What an impressive photo - fascinating to see the colors. I, too, think ants are a good thing - someplace outside and away from my house. :)

  6. Only you could get a great photo of "anthills"!:)

  7. Visiting from ABC Wedneday.... I hope you can visit mine too A is for Angels

  8. Your ant hill seems to be made of sand. So they musy dig down under the sand.
    You should see the ant hills in the forests here in Sweden. If undisturbed for many years they can be hugh - 2-3 feet high. They are made of needles from spruce trees.
    Best wishes,
    Anna's ABC-Wd-A is for Animal-Helpers

  9. Hi! Check out ant photos and videos while building their nest on trees! Come & visit our site :)


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